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About me

Entering into counselling can feel daunting and scary. Taking the first step of making contact with a counsellor can (for some) be intimidating. However for many, it is the first step to making sense of ones life and life experiences.

I am a Person Centred counsellor located near Dunstable and Luton, Bedfordshire. I have worked with both adults and children for a range of issues including domestic abuse, anxiety, low self esteem to name but a few. As a person centred therapist I respect my clients autonomy whilst working in a safe, empathic and non-judgemental way. Building a therapeutic alliance with my clients enabling them to feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings in a confidential setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills

CPCAB Introduction to Counselling

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding children and young people’s mental health.

Youth Mental First Aid (MHFA).

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

I offer sessions at £40 per 50 minutes. This can be short term or open ended depending on client requirements. £25 per hour for students in training.

Please feel free to email me to set up an initial meeting. If you wish to continue,  the sessions can then run weekly or every other week. 

Further information

I truly believe we are all the experts on our own lives. So with this ethos in mind, I work alongside my clients, not leading but being led to the thoughts, feelings and issues they wish to explore.

Dunstable, LU6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Gay Lane

Gay Lane