I am a person who has a deep understanding towards people’s needs, especially environmental, psychological, and social. We all need a support network, whether an individual, or friends and family. I have the skills and ability to work with people, to better understand their difficulties surrounding these three elements’, with the approach Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
The benefits of counselling:
This is a set of skills that enables a person to become aware of their thoughts and feelings. Recognising how events, and the thoughts you place behind it, along with the behaviour highly influences emotions, also by allowing the emotion to sap-side, before you decided, further improves the thoughts you have about the event.
This will be done in a collaborative stance, by encouraging you to participate, using questioning techniques designed to facilitate self-discovery along with reflection on self, problem solving skills and decision making. This aspect involves the setting of appropriate homework tasks, which test out new experiences predict and deal with potential interference, also experimenting with new ways of responding. This approach differs to talk therapies, as we use our time to learn and teach techniques to better address the problem at hand.
Along with, I have an NVQ level 3 in drugs and Alcohol.
I offer a 20 minute free initial session for us to develop a client -counsellor relationship which is a special type of relationship, established by you for a particular purpose.
How I run my practice
Cognitive Behaviour therapy contract.
The aim of this section is to clarify the terms under which l suggest we work together so we can form a cognitive therapy contact to work by.
Our session will be for 1 hour, and usually weekly, but depending on the stage of therapy we can arrange for it to be more or less frequent, at our first or second meeting we can come to an arrangement about the number of sessions which is between 6-12 sessions but can be longer depending on your situation and difficulties.
If you know you cannot attend a session please let me know giving me warning well ahead of time and l shall inform you in advance of any time l shall be away if l should have to reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances l will try to give you as much notice as possible but you can be assured that l shall do my utmost not to cancel session at short notice. Once we have arranged a session the time is yours however if you arrive late, we still have to end on time.
Therapy requires a trusting relationship and whilst l may encourage you to question and challenge alternative ways of thinking and acting, l will do this from a non-judgemental and accepting stance. However, our relationship will be confined to therapy so we shall not have contact outside of these sessions except to arrange appointments.
In order to make sure that we both feel safe and that you can get the most out of your therapy session it is important that you do not come under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If this poses a difficulty, please let me know so that we can look for solutions to this together.
There may be times whilst you undergo therapy when you are distressed and you feel therapy is not helping you, l would like to encourage you to still come and talk about these difficulties rather than suddenly end your therapy. This will give you the opportunity to understand and resolve your distress and l would further like to encourage you to talk to me about any questions or concerns you may have regarding the above. If you feel you have understood, and you feel happy with it please make confirmation via, email or text message.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Bachelor of science Degree in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Health & Social Care NVQ Level 3 I have 8 years experience working in the above fields. and continue with my CPD.
- Training: Introduction to domestic violence 10/2014
- Training: Introduction to Drug Awareness 21/11/1014
- Level 3. Introduction to Safeguarding children
- Risk of Radicalisation and the kind of support available to those at risk 31/05/2018
- Safe-Guarding: Keeping them safe – protecting children from child sexual Exploitation V2
- Level 2 Understanding children and young people's Mental Health 24/01/2020
- NCFE-Level 2 Understanding factors that may affect children & YPs 24/01/2020
- Safeguarding Children 19/01/2019/2020 Documentation & Record keeping 19/01/2019/2020
- Certificate of completion Child Sexual Exploitation 22/01/2019/2020
- Fire Awareness in care 23/01/2019/2020 Health & Safety 24/01/2019/2020
- Emergency First Aid 26/01/2019/2020 Medication Administration 26/01/2019/2020
- Emergency First Aid 26/01/2019/2020 Infection Prevention & control 27/01/2019/2020
- Fluids & Nutrition 27/01/2019/2020
- Safeguarding & Protection of Adults 27/01/2019/2020
- Moving and Handling 29/01/2019/2020
- Food Safety 30/01/2019/2020
- Data Protection including GDPR PROACT SCIP UKr
- Mastraining Premier Partnership: promoting the safety of young people
Introduction to counselling: Modules Taken.
- Study skills
- Professional Ethics
- The counselling Relationship
- Personal and professional Development
- Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Developing Cognitive Behaviour therapy
- Human growth and development
- Research methods
- Systemic Therapy
- Enhanced skills in cognitive behavioural therapy
- Specialist skills in cognitive behavioural therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy applied to complex Casework
- Law for counsellors
- Personal Development and Placement
- Comparative integrative
- Personal and Professional Development 3
- Mental health
- Case study in Cognitive behaviour therapy
- Lifespan Development
- Learning journal in cognitive behaviour therapy 3 (schemas)
- Learning Journal in personal professional development 3 (Process report)
- Addiction Counselling
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Due to the current Covid-19 world situation, and the unfortunate circumstances that people are finding themselves in, my fee are £35-£40 depending on the situation.
Concessions offered for
Experienced, Completed & Qualified: CBT Counsellor, BS (Hons) Counselling Degree in cognitive behaviour therapy.
Individual, British Association for counselling and psychotherapy (MBACP) member
Experienced, Completed & Qualified: Drugs and Alcohol Practitioner, City & Guilds health, and social care NVQ Level 3.
The services I offer are:
- Mental health counselling
- Addiction counselling
- Couples counselling
- Drug and Alcohol key working