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MA, BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP

About me

I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and I have studied to Masters level.  My approach values the unique experiences of each individual and my aim is to provide a safe, confidential space to explore the challenges affecting you.  These may be expected or unexpected events, a gradual build -up of life stressors or unresolved situations from the past.  At these points it’s easy to feel alone and overwhelmed with no visible resolution or clear pathway going forward.  Expressing thoughts and emotions to a close family member or friend doesn't always feel comfortable and sometimes these people are the source of our distress.  It is at these times we may seek support elsewhere and explore counselling as an option.

I acknowledge this is not always an easy choice, embarking on therapy can be daunting, but it can also be rewarding and empowering.  It takes courage to explore the issues affecting your life,  but it can help you to make sense of your situation and find new ways of looking at and experiencing problematic emotions and thoughts.  I offer an environment where there is no judgement and no right or wrong way of coping.  A space where you can feel heard and accepted, where we can work collaboratively to explore and improve your general wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Women and Child Abuse
  • BA (Hons) Degree Counselling
  • Foundation Degree Counselling (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  • Level 2 and 3 Counselling Skills
  • Mindfulness for Clinical Practice
  • Cruse Trained Bereavement Counsellor
  • Counselling Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness Training
  • Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer (BACP)

I have experience of working for the voluntary and statutory sector providing one-to-one therapy to men and women with a range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety and panic, stress, depression, anger, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loss, bereavement, childhood abuse, domestic abuse and sexual violence (please see my website for more information).

There is no one therapy that suits everybody, so my approach is tailored to suit your needs. It is flexible and client centred incorporating a range of methods to build on your strengths and achieve your goals.  I am experienced in providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), a style that is particularly beneficial in treating anxiety, depression and anger related issues with extensive research evidence to highlight its effectiveness.

The key to a successful therapeutic outcome is a genuine, warm and respectful relationship between client and therapist.  By working together to explore what your challenges are and make sense of your situation, we can jointly find a way forward.  I work at your pace offering both short and long- term therapy with regular reviews to ensure your expectations are being met.

The Process

Taking the first step can be difficult and you may be uncertain about what to expect.  You can call, text or email me to make an inquiry or talk through any concerns you might have.  If you make the decision to embark on therapy with me, our first session is a process of information gathering to explore your reasons for seeking support, your goals and expectations plus the timing and frequency of appointments that suit you.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£45.00 per 50 minute session

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

When I work

Sessions available on weekdays, evenings and weekends

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Registration number 375136) and I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework, including regular supervision and continuing professional development.

7 Bishops Court, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4NP

Brewster Corner, Pendicke Street, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 1PN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Counselling rooms are on the first floor accessed via a stair case