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Dip in Counselling (MBACP)

About me

I have experience of providing 1:1 counselling to clients from a variety of backgrounds in a number of  different settings.  These have included specialist counselling agencies where I worked with both adults and young people, providing telephone and online counselling at Childline and also offering counselling to students at a number of Secondary Schools.  Working in such a variety of settings has given me the opportunity to support a number of clients through some extremely difficult times in their lives.

I am currently working as a School Counsellor in a High School in Bexleyheath working with young people aged between 11-16 years old on one to one face to face sessions on a weekly basis.

I work with adults, adolescents and children and I have a vast array of experience in supporting clients with a range of issues including anger, anxiety, divorce, separation, trauma, depression, mental health, loneliness, porn addiction, bereavement, domestic violence, sadness, family relationships.

I offer face to face sessions and also online sessions using Instant Messaging, Emails and Webcam in a safe and secure format using Skype, Vsee and Protonmail, which is the latest  encrypted messaging service online. I am available during late afternoons, evenings and weekends.

I also offer specialist support for children aged between 10 and 17 years old with a range of issues i.e. abuse, anger, self harm, depression, bereavement, bullying, suicidal ideation, family breakdown.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor/Therapist working with a variety of clients from different backgrounds on a range of issues that range from anger, self-harm, trauma, anxiety, loss, depression, bipolar, bereavement, sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, violence, risk taking behaviour, family breakdown, gender issues and sexuality.

I also use a number of different therapies including Person Centred, CBT, Solution Focussed, Psychodynamic, Existentialism and Play Therapy to support clients that would benefit from different ways of working. I now also offer Family Therapy sessions that can support the whole family that may have been impacted upon.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer online counselling services via Vsee which is a type of video link similar to Skype and also an encrypted email service is available via Prontonmail and weekly or more frequent email responses can be arranged. I also offer Instant Messaging via Vsee as well, which is also available tailored to your needs.

I also offer online sessions via Skype as well which is very easy to set up and use.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

If you decide to go ahead and would like to book some counselling sessions then the sessions will last for 50mins at a cost of £40.

Or you can make a block booking of 6 sessions for a discounted rate.

Concessions for Key Workers, Student Counsellors, unemployed or on a low income also apply.

I offer online Telephone sessions, Skype sessions, Instant Messaging, Emails or Webcam as part of a safe and secure online service using Vsee and Protonmail which are the latest software packages using encrypted messages.

Fees and more details for online services can be discussed when you call or email me.

When I work

I am available Mon-Fri late pm or eve appointments and anytime during the weekend for appointments. Counselling space in Selsdon or Croydon areas.

Further information

I am a member of the BACP and I abide by the Code of Ethics and regularly have supervision sessions to support my work with clients so I am always offering a safe and quality service to them. I also have to attend training courses throughout the year to continue my professional development.

I also offer online services via Vsee which is similar to Skype including one to one sessions, which can be arranged.

I also offer email responses via Protonmail which is a safe encrypted service and Instant Messaging.

South Croydon, Surrey, CR2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families