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Dip HE, Reg MBACP (Accred)

About me

Coronavirus Update: I am now offering face-to-face sessions at my Leicester city centre practice as well as continuing to offer online and phone counselling.

I am a BACP registered and accredited counsellor with over 10 years experience, providing individual and couples counselling in the heart of Leicester city.

Everyone can struggle at some point in their lives, whether it be relationship issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement or other emotional difficulty.  Counselling is a 'talking therapy' where the difficulties that have been affecting your life, your work, your relationships, can be explored and worked through in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.

Counselling is not always easy, and yet it offers you the opportunity to understand and resolve those personal problems that can make life so difficult.  I offer a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment and use my professional training and expertise to help and support you.

Counselling sessions are usually held on a weekly basis at the same time and day each week for as short - or as long - a time period as is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the University of Leicester in contemporary psychodynamic counselling.  I have been in practice since 2008, initially at The Leicester Counselling Centre and now in private practice.

I am an accredited member the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and belong to its register which has been approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

From £45.00 to £55.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured

Additional information

The initial consultation is £20 for up to 50 minutes.  This is where we have an opportunity to find out about each other and consider whether counselling may be helpful to you at this point in time.  After this initial consultation we would normally meet on a regular weekly basis at a cost of £45 per session for individual therapy, and £55 for couples.

When I work

Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday 11am - 7pm

Wednesday 9am - 12.30pm

Thursday 11am - 7pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Further information

I am now offering face-to-face counselling in my Leicester city centre practice which is based in Rutland House, a beautiful listed building on Friar Lane, in Leicester city centre.  It is accessible by public transport and with nearby car parking; this makes it easily accessible for anyone living or working in Leicester and the surrounding areas.

Rutland House, 23 - 25 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5QQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My practice is on the second floor of a listed building, accessible via a flight of stairs. Because of the listed nature of the building, there are no lifts.

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