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BA Hons. (Integrative) Counsellor, BACP membership

About me

I work with others, using the knowledge, skills and honed empathy I have developed while completing my recent counselling degree. My counselling room in Bury St Edmunds has wheelchair access and disabled facilities and is well placed for access from the A14 and a short 5 to 10 minute walk from Bury St Edmunds train station.

My work very much uses the core counselling tools of acceptance and empathy while helping you explore your own self, both the known and subconscious, and the issues that you face.

I act as a guide and an observer: A companion on your journey of self discovery that will inevitably ease the issues that have brought you to counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Honours Degree in (Integrative) Counselling 

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I help you ease your issues by exploring them along with you as well as you exploring your inner self, parts of self or greater self (however you may consider this). Acceptance of these is key in eliminating, reducing or managing issues and learning to embrace your true nature.

Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session

Concessions, generally a 10% to 20% reduction of my standard rate, are subject to meeting concessionary conditions and balanced availability in my current caseload.

When I work

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Further information

Please feel free to contact me by email, WhatsApp, SMS or phone call to discuss your first step. I realise your possible urgency and endeavour to reply to all messages within 24 hours. The same day where possible.

Ask House, 2 Northgate Avenue, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6BB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Online platforms

Skype
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