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MBACP Counsellor (Wellness Therapy York)

About me

Life can feel tough and challenging at times. This may be following a specific life event, a change of circumstance, or for reasons completely unexpected or unknown. When we are struggling with something difficult we can often feel unhappy, confused, anxious or overwhelmed, with a sense of feeling stuck and unsure of where to start or what to do. Whatever your reason for accessing therapy, I believe that we all have the capacity for change and positive personal growth and that counselling can support you to bring about the change you want by helping you to find ways of placing yourself back in control.

I work in a person-centred way.  This means that I value you and your personal experience and beliefs. You may find talking things through to explore and unravel difficult thoughts or feelings most helpful, or looking at practical strategies such as ways of managing stress or anxiety. I will support you to find the right balance and solutions for you.

I understand that accessing counselling, especially for the first time, can feel daunting and that finding the right therapist for you is an important part of this process. Please explore my website to first learn a little more about me. If you would like to find out more I can offer you a free telephone chat to answer any queries you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).  This means that I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am required to maintain a high standard of ongoing training and development and attend monthly clinical supervision to ensure that my practice meets the professional standard that you should expect.  

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from York St John University.   I am also professionally trained in NLP,  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Safeguarding and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST), and hold an up to date enhanced DBS certificate. 

Alongside my private practice I currently manage the counselling service at York Mind for people aged 16 to 25, and have worked extensively with adults aged 18+ across a broad range of issues and needs.

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

£50.00 per session

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

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