Welcome to my profile, I realise it can be daunting to reach out for help when you may be feeling overwhelmed or lost what ever the situation. You may be feeling anxious, stressed,angry, depressed or have low mood my aim is to help you.
I am a qualified Person centred counsellor, and CBT therapist a registered member of the BACP 373243 and am bound by their ethical framework, I work from my own office seperate from my property within a rural setting so own transport is vital.
What to expect
You may not have had counselling previously and so might be unsure of what to expect. I offer you the space and time to explore the issues you choose to bring to counselling working together at your pace through sessions of 50 minutes.
I respect all individuals and therefore realise the issues you want to bring to counselling may feel different from anothers problems. The counselling you receive has to be unique to you enabling a solid foundation of trust to build between counsellor and client.
I offer a flexible approach to help explore feelings and emotions with a variety of techniques. Working in a person centred way I offer a safe warm environment allowing you to express your feelings & talk through any problems worries and anxieties you may have In a confidential empathic setting without judgement.
Although I am a person centred counsellor I also have qualifications in other areas such as CBT & working with children & young people. I also have a enhanced dbs certificate.
I have previously worked in a GP practice for two years seeing a wide range of clients working with Anxiety, Stress, Depression Generalised anxiety, Panic, addiction along with other issues and currently work within a charity setting offering counselling across all spectrums.
Please feel free to call or email me for a chat regarding any worries or concerns regarding what is going on for you at the minute, with no obligation to begin counselling with me. I can also offer telephone counselling by prior arrangement.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 6 Counselling supervision Certificate pending
- Bacp certificate of proficiency
- Level 5 Diploma in CBT skills and theory
- Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling
- Level 3 certifiate in theraputic counselling
- Level 2 certificate in theraputic counselling
- certificate working with children and young people
- Advanced certificate in CBT theories
- Level 2 certificate in substance & alcohol abuse
- enhanced dbs certificate
All sessions are 50 minutes working either open ended or in a time limited way dependent on the requirements of the individual.
I work from my own office in a quiet rural setting, set apart to my property and approx 3.5 miles outside of Whitchurch centre.
I regularly attend training events to continue my personal development along with keeping abreast with new research and development as per bacp requirements.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £40.00 per session face to face counselling
- reduced rate for counselling students
- concessions for individuals on low incomes for a number of limited sessions
- all sessions are to be paid on the day of the session by either cash or cheque