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Dip.Couns MBACP, BA Hons - Fine Art

About me

I am an experienced Integrative Therapist using the theories of Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Existential thinking with an element of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This enables you, as the client, to guide the sessions to suit your personal needs, as well as being able to look at past experiences and explore your current thoughts and feelings.

The fusion of these differing modalities has formed a contemporary, flexible and non-biased approach to counselling.

Sometimes life can present us with things that we feel unable to deal with that can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, lacking in self-esteem and many more varied emotions. Within a safe and confidential environment I will support you 1:1 through your self exploration and help you to gain confidence in your own abilities. We will work in a collaborative, empathic and caring partnership, looking at your past, your relationships, behaviours and habits, gently challenging and seeking a deeper sense of self. Allowing for the possibility of change will help to give back control over your anxieties and to move forward with a more positive sense of self.

What to expect from a First Session:

When you contact me, we will arrange an initial session to discuss why counselling feels right for you at this time. We will go over the Client Agreement which explains in more detail the counselling relationship, fees and confidentiality. We can then arrange the next steps.

For clients under the age of 18 the parent/carer will also be asked to sign the Client Agreement, however the content of the sessions will remain confidential to the client.

Sessions:

We will meet once a week, at the agreed time, for a 50 minute session.

I offer both long and short term counselling depending on the individual.

I generally begin with 8 sessions, which will be reviewed as and when is necessary.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications:

CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.
CPCAB in Counselling Skills & Theory.

I maintain continued Professional Development, attend supervision & adhere to BACP's ethical framework of which I am an accredited and registered member.

B.A. Fine Art
Goldsmiths University

Experience:

NHS Counselling
I have extensive experience with Short term NHS IAPT Counselling.

Private Practice
I have worked for many years in Private Practice doing long and short term Counselling, helping clients with a variety of issues.

Being creative
I have experience of working in Primary schools as a counsellor using Art & Play therapy for 7-11 year olds.

Counselling in the Community
I have long term experience of working in a low-cost counselling agency providing long and short term therapy.

Freelance counsellor for Embrace –Child Victims of Crime-

Consultant

I was a Mental Health Support Consultant for two years in a mental Health Arts Charity.

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Cost (per 50min session) £50

Concessionary rates for students and low income are available through discussion.

Accepted payment methods: Cash/Bank transfer

When I work

Weekdays, including evenings.

Further information

Due to our current situation with self isolation and social distancing I am now offering online counselling via various platforms. Whatever works for you, we'll make it work.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

I offer online counselling for those who are unable to travel or use stairs.