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Accredited BACP Counsellor and Supervisor

About me

***All sessions available online, by email or by telephone.***

I have many years experience working as a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am a registered and accredited member of BACP so you can be sure of my competent and ethical practice.

I offer short term or longer term counselling to both adults and young people, as well as supervision of counsellors, psychotherapists and others in the counselling professions. All my sessions are delivered online via Skype/Zoom, email or telephone. Much of my work in recent years (including pre Covid) has been delivered online. I find that this can be a really convenient way for people to access counselling, and supervision, in their busy lives. This may be an option you would like to explore whether you are in the UK or overseas.

I believe that counselling should be both personal and professional. I bring my mix of warmth, genuineness and care, alongside professional qualifications, my own supervision and BACP accreditation.

  • DBS check
  • Insurance
  • BACP accreditation as well as registration
  • Online sessions
  • Supervision
  • Regular personal supervision

I worked for a number of years training counsellors and have experience of counselling those currently in training.

I'm happy to have a brief conversation on the phone at no cost, where I may be able to answer any questions you might have about counselling, the way I work, or something else that might help you decide on your next step into counselling.

I offer sessions starting between 9am and 2pm during school term times only. It may be possible to have sessions outside of these times on occasion, this can be discussed during our initial appointment, or as our sessions continue.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified with an honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold a Post Graduate Award in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People. As such I am able to offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults, young people and children.

I have a diploma in Counselling Supervision. I offer supervision to both experienced counsellors, as well as those training to become counsellors, I can also support you through your accreditation processes.

I have worked for a number of years in varying counselling agencies, with clients from all walks of life, experiencing a number of issues including depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, relationship and family issues, bipolar disorder, panic disorder and phobias.

I have extensive experience working online as a counsellor, both with clients in the UK and overseas. I previously ran the online branch of a busy counselling service.

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

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £40 per 50 minute client session.

I charge £60 per one and a half hours supervision session. I charge a percentage of this price for shorter sessions, e.g £30 for 45 minutes.

Please contact me to discuss concessions for counselling students.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer sessions starting between 9am and 2pm weekdays during school term times only.

Further information

All of my sessions are conducted online (Skype / zoom), by email or by telephone.

Birmingham, West Midlands, B26

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

I offer person centred supervision to experienced counsellors, those just starting out and those in training.

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