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Seeking support takes enormous courage and strength. You are not alone! We all need some support and help at different points in life.
There's always someone who can help. We can work together to process any pain (past/present), anger/disappointment in a warm, caring environment. It's a unique space where I truly listen to you; you feel heard and understood. When you're able to share honestly, you find your truth, without shame or judgment and will discover the way forward.
Sometimes anxiety can take a grip over us and it helps to understand why this might be and understand what it feels like to feel calmer and more at peace, which you can start to feel within the counselling relationship. Relationships can cause lots of disappointments and it can be good to acknowledge the hurt, and not feel judged for having the thoughts that are there. We all have a desire to feel connection with others and to know we are loved and that we are doing okay.
In sessions, we would meet for around 50 minutes and you can share about the pressing concerns you are facing. Sessions are best when done on a weekly basis, especially during the initial few when we're establishing our working relationship and rhythm of working, but fortnightly is an option. I have good online availability and some face to face availability too. I'm happy to have a short call over the phone and answer any questions, there's no pressure to commit, or you can email me and I will get back to you ASAP. NB>Please do check your spam as sometimes my replies go straight to spam.
Whatever happens now, please know that you are not alone. There will be someone who you can share with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in counselling and psychotherapy, for both adults and children/young people. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Part of my therapeutic work involves creative work if that appeals to you or suits your needs. We can use music, drawings and cards as prompts to aid our work. It can be beneficial in opening up our deeper thoughts and feelings. My work is very bespoke to your needs, so feel free to discuss this with me further if you would like.
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
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£50 per counselling session, online or in person (50 minutes).
When I work
I try to offer some flexibility in the days/times I can meet, and sessions are usually weekly. My evening work is mainly online.
I work from a completely private room in a home. The room has 2 comfy chairs, a side table and is a very peaceful, welcoming environment. I provide water for you and make sure you feel as comfortable as possible. Our first session would involve discussing how we would work together and your expectations. You can ask any questions or save them for next time. It's perfectly normal to feel a little unsure or even nervous in that first session and I aim to make the environment as comfortable as possible for you. (A toilet is accessible if needed.)
If we work online, I will send you a link to the session and I ask that you make sure you have a confidential place you can share, and also for you to feel comfortable where you are. If the connection goes, we have an alternative method of contacting, and if not, I would continue on the phone.
I also offer an alternative option, where we look at your life from a wellbeing perspective, identifying different areas you would like to work on and discussing ways to help in those areas. This can provide some purpose and focus in your life, with the accountability of having someone there to share with. Often this is best done once a month.