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MBACP FdSc

About me

Life is not easy with the challenges we face and we all experience periods of time  where we struggle and need some support.  Being able to talk freely in a non judgemental and empathic space can give you the opportunity to unravel your thoughts and feelings.  I believe that counselling is about putting you first; something we rarely do.  Every client is unique and therefore my sessions are planned around what you need right now. 

So why choose me? I have been a similar position to where you are now.  I understand it can be hard to take the first step but you are already there because you are reading my profile.  Through my own life experiences/training I really want to work with people just like you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I successfully completed five years of training and gained a Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling in 2017.  Since that time I have continued to gain experience and have now accrued over 450 hours.  I am integrative counsellor which means I have trained in many different models of therapy, in addition to my main qualification, and because of this I am able to prioritise what my clients need.  

My experience is primarily working with adults and young people (aged 14 plus) at all stages of their lives.   My expertise and passion is helping and supporting others who struggle with anxiety and/or depression; I am able to facilitate my clients to improve their self esteem and confidence.  I have found that once clients start therapeutic work they then start to understand and want to change what lies beneath some of their difficulties. 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I charge £40 per hour for online counselling (Zoom, Face Time, Whats App or telephone).  I am able to offer two clients per week reduced fees based on their circumstances (this is not means tested but what you tell me you can afford).   I want everyone to be able to access counselling support despite their financial constraints.

I charge £50 per hour for face to face counselling sessions. 

When I work

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Further information

I offer a free 30 minute session so you can decide whether counselling with me is right for you.  Whatever you are feeling now I can support you.  The easiest way to contact me is via email at any time.  Alternatively, you can ring or text me and if i can't answer leave a message.  I will always reply to any messages that you send.  

I offer sessions around your availability including evenings.

The Therapy Centre, 23 Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1QF

Azure Therapy, 252 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 2TE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom