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MSc, MBACP

About me

I offer a warm, supportive, creative and honest environment to explore what it is like being you. Whether it's anxiety, depression, family difficulties or something you don't have a word for yet, what's really important in therapy is the relationship that we build together. We will work collaboratively to find an approach to therapy which suits you and move towards meaningful change.

I am a therapist who draws on psychodynamic and person-centred theory in my practice. This means we might spend time discussing present-day concerns, as well as events or relationships from your earlier life. Together, we'll explore how your past may have influenced your life and relationships, identifying how you can move forward. 

While I work with a wide range of conditions or concerns, I have particular experience working with anxiety, including social anxiety and feelings of sadness and loss. I also have a special interest and experience working alongside neuro-diverse clients, people with disabilities/ health conditions and those with diverse gender, sexuality and relationships. 

Starting therapy can feel daunting; if you contact me I will do my best to let you know what to expect at every stage. I am committed to offering an inclusive therapeutic environment and so aim to be flexible in my approach. If you have a question about what I offer or if I can work with a particular issue, don't hesitate to get in touch.

How to get started:

Contact me via email letting me know you are interested in beginning sessions. It can be helpful to  tell me a little about what you are looking for or what brings you to therapy, or you might prefer to save this for when we speak. If you are looking to have sessions at a particular time or day please let me know.

I will reply to you as soon as possible to set up an initial consultation session. This is a 50 minute appointment where we'll have the space and time to discuss your concerns and you can get a sense of how I work. Consultation sessions are charged at a reduced rate of  £35. If it seems as though we can work together we will organise a regular weekly session and I will send you my therapeutic contract which lists my cancellation policy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered therapist trained in psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. I am currently completing advanced doctoral training in Counselling Psychology. Prior to my therapy training I worked for a number years in NHS and third sector mental health and social care organisations. 

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

From £70.00 to £85.00

Additional information

I offer a sliding scale fee, based on your individual circumstances and we will discuss the fee in the consultation session. The consultation is a 50 minute appointment where we will discuss what brings you to therapy and where we can see if we can work well together. The reduced fee for consultation sessions is £35

When I work

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Please contact me with a little about your availability for online sessions we can try to find a time that works. 

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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Harriet Sheppard

Harriet Sheppard