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MA (MBACP)

About me

I offer professional Person Centred Counselling tailored to meet your needs. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, stress or depression, or finding it hard to cope following a bereavement? Or perhaps you are experiencing health or relationship difficulties? Please don't struggle alone, I'll work with you to help you make sense of any difficulties, challenges, thoughts, feelings and emotions, whether past or present, so that you move your life forward.  I offer a range of other services which focus on improving health,  well-being and resilience, to view more please visit my website at lifeshift.org.uk  It can feel daunting trying to find the right counsellor, so I offer a free 15 minute consultation so we can explore together whether my approach of counselling is for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Clinical Counselling (University of Chester);
  • Mindfulness Teaching Cert. (Mindfulness Now)
  • Diploma Level 5 in Therapeutic Counselling & Communication (University of West of Scotland & Institute of Counselling)

I have a wealth of experience drawn from working within the NHS, Private and Charity Sectors.  I draw from different approaches to counselling and have a passion for helping people improve their overall well-being so clients can build inner strength, confidence and resilience.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Fees: £35 to £45 (hourly).  Video-link (zoom), telephone or in-person counselling.

Contacting a therapist can feel daunting so I offer a free 15 minute telephone call to talk through whether this type of counselling is for you.

When I work

Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme