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FdSc CBT MBACP
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PG

About me

As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I tend to work with a goal orientated, solution focused approach. However, I recognise the importance of being able to offer an eclectic mix of counselling skills in order to meet the unique needs of each individual and their circumstances. I am happy to do Skype/Zoom sessions if that is preferable.

The diversity of human nature dictates that a variety of approaches helps to address different clients' emotional, behavioural and social problems. This may involve focusing on the here and now, the past or the future; it may involve a strong directional component or gentle challenging of underlying presumptions...

I think the linchpin within counselling work is the effective collaboration between counsellor and client which is so necessary to make positive progress. This comes about with the ability to appreciate and respect each individual, their mental and moral makeup and their experiences in life.

I work with clients affected by a wide variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, low self esteem, coercive control, anger and low mood.

I have extensive experience working with adults and young people who have suffered from domestic abuse on all levels where clients have worked through post-traumatic stress, low self belief, anger, anxiety, depression and isolation.

I have worked with adolescents in a school setting suffering from a variety of issues including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • bullying
  • anger
  • trauma
  • eating disorders
  • and low self esteem.

I have also worked for an organisation dealing with loss and bereavement where the effects of grief may be unexpected or complicated.

I have a previous background as a Registered General Nurse, the latter part of my career spent working in an Accident and Emergency department. Delivering care involved constantly adapting to suit the needs of the patient on a physical level.  Time was a limiting factor when it came to caring for patients' emotional needs. As a counsellor I have found that the same ability to adapt is required but with emotional well being as the priority. This has given me a great sense of fulfilment and balance as I have been able to approach clients from a different perspective by focusing on their psychological needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

EMDR trauma specialist (EMDR Centre - London)

Internal Risk Assessment Training (Domestic Abuse Counselling Service Warks)

Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse Bereavement Care)

Child and Adult Suicide and Traumatic Death Training (Cruse Bereavement Care)

Understanding Substance Misuse Training (The Recovery Partnership, Cov and Wark)

Eating Disorders Training Workshop (Integrated Primary Mental Health Service)

Mindfulness Training (Dr Esther Riggs)

Childhood Trauma and Dissociation (Dr Renee Marks)

Registered General Nurse (Middlesex Hospital)

Registered Member BACP

Certificate of Proficiency BACP

Dr Daniel Siegel MD - Developing Minds, Neuroscience, attachment, trauma and Mindfulness child & adolescent mental health.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial telephone consultation: Free 15 minutes

£60.00 per 50 minute session

£90.00 per 75 minute EMDR session

When I work

Apologies, I am currently unavailable until spring 2022 due  to time required for a personal issue.

Monday - Wednesday pms (1 - 8) and some Saturday mornings

Lifeways Complementary Health Centre, 30 Albany Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Rooms available in Stratford for wheelchairs but not in Warwick

Online platforms

Zoom