Counsellor (Dip.Couns) (MBACP)
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Deciding to open up to a complete stranger can feel daunting. Working at your pace and with whatever you chose to bring, I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space in which you are free to explore any concerns, thoughts or feelings which are troubling you. I will support you and stand along side you in your experience as we work together with the aim of effecting a change for the better.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am a registered member of BACP, supervised by an experienced BACP supervisor and I hold full professional indemnity insurance.
I have experience of working with a variety of differing presenting issues. This includes anxiety, depression, GAD, social anxiety and low self-esteem as well as issues related to self-harming, transgender and sexuality.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by the principles, values and good practice standards of the BACP ethical framework.
I choose to work integratively because my approach is not a 'one size fits all.' Each person is an individual with their own unique view of the world. For this reason I take time to get to know my client in order to gain insight. My aim is to understand what is really going on for my client so that I am be able to stand alongside them in whatever they are experiencing.
There is a common thread running through every presenting issue be it chronic anxiety, depression, eating disorders or gender dysphoria and that is a mind which is suffering. Painful negative thoughts can feel like facts "I am worthless" "I can never change" and yet they are far from facts ; they are thoughts that our mind generates and we take on as reality. Your mind is not always your friend and we don't have to believe everything it tells us.
Working together, and through gentle exploration, we can start to unpick those 'facts' and look at how 'real' they are. By leaning into them , questioning them and, if need be, challenging them we can begin to understand how and why we are thinking and feeling a certain way. With understanding comes choice. It may be that we decide to work on unhooking from the thought in order for your mind to feel liberated enough to move in a direction of your choosing as opposed to the negative thoughts being the dictator of your life.
The brain has no delete button. The work may consist of accepting an experience or feeling as a part of you but making the choice to not allow it to be your sole driving force . Rather than focusing on trying to eliminate this part, we allow ourselves to focus on all the other parts that make you you. Allowing others parts to come into focus serves to lessen the power of the negative stressful thoughts and enables a person to take back control rather than continue to allow the same thought, feeling or experience to run the show.
The key foundation of counselling is trust. I work in a non-judgemental, non-directive and collaborative way to promote trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship. By working together my aim is to provide the necessary conditions to facilitate you being able to find your own solutions in order to achieve the life you want and deserve.