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About me

Well done for taking the first step! I am a professional fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor and have worked in theaputic settings for over 20 years. I believe that everyone deserves a non judgemental safe space to open up about their inner feelings without fear. I do not believe that 'one size fits all' and have a toolbox of experience and training that can help us work together. My work is client led and I will support you in whatever you bring to our sessions. I am happy to work over Zoom, Skype etc at this time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have recently completed an MA in Jungian and post Jungian psychology and have a BSc (Hons) in Social science as well as an advanced diploma in counselling and psychotherapy and a diploma in adverse childhood experiences.Having worked in a secure environment for many years with teenagers and adults who have been both survivors and perpetrators of all kinds of trauma as well as addiction and abuse I am trained and experienced in many approaches. I have also worked with Children in a school setting who have had difficulty making the transition from primary to secondary school and are presenting with challenging behaviour

I am trained in auricular acupuncture and deliver an acupuncture group on a regular basis for craving relief and relaxation.

Additional Information
Nov 13 APPROPRIATE ADULT TRAINING
Feb 12 LIFE COACHING CERTIFICATE – LCR
Sept 11 WORKING WITH ANGER – PAC
Sept 10 CRI PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Feb 10 NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIVING FOR PEOPLE WHO MISUSE SUBSTANCES  – HOME OFFICE

Oct 09 PEER AUDIT - CRI 1 DAY
Sept 09 BOUNDARIES FOR MANAGERS - CRI 1 DAY
Aug 09 SAFEGUARDING
Oct 08 ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS CERTIFICATE IN SUBSTANCE MISUSE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE 3
Sept 08 ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS CERTIFICATE IN SUBSTANCE MISUSE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE 1
Aug 08 COGNATIVE BEHAVOURAL THERAPY AND POST TRAUMATIC STRESS – SMART UK
June 08 WORKING WITH CHALLENGING AND COMPLEX CASES - MINDFIELDS
Aug 08 DEBT MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR PEOPLE ON LOW INCOME – SHELTER
May 08 DUAL DIAGNOSIS AND JOINT CARE PLANNING – PCT
Sept 07 TRAUMA AND PHOBIA CURES - MINDFIELDS 
May 07 COCOA CRACK COCAIN TRAIN THE TRAINERS - COCOA
March 07 EMPLOYEE RELATIONS - CRI
March 07 SUPERVISING STAFF WHO USE MI – DIRECTORATE OF HIGH SECURITY
Jan 07 ESSENTIAL BRIEF THERAPY SKILLS - MINDFIELDS 
Jan 07 WORKING WITH FAMILIES OF PEOPLE WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE ISSUES - ADFAM
Sept 06 COMPLEX HOUSING NEEDS FOR THOSE LEAVING PRISON - SHELTER
July 06 HOUSING AID AND ADVICE , ADVANCED - SHELTER
June 06 HOUSING AID AND ADVICE, INTERMEDIATE - SHELTER
June 06 SUPERVISION AND APPRAISAL FOR MANAGERS - CRI
June 06 TRAIN THE TRAINERS - CRI
May 06 MI TRAINING – DIRECTORATE OF HIGH SECURITY
May 06 RISK MANAGEMENT OF SEX AND VIOLENT OFFENDERS IN THE COMMUNITY – GREENWICH COUNCIL
April 06 SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN – GREENWICH COUNCIL 
Feb 06 AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE - SMART UK

March 05 CRACK AND COCAINR TRAINING - COCA
June 04 WORKING WITH ADULTS THAT WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED AS CHILDREN AND ADRESSING SUBSTANCE MISUSE ISSUES – INDEPENDENT TRAINERS –
HOME OFFICE
Feb 04 GROUPWORK - ADAPT 
June 03 TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS - VICTORIA CS
Dec 03 RELAPSE PREVENTION - ADAPT

Nov 03 BASIC ADDICTION COUNSELLING –
UP TO DATE PRISON TRAINING – CONTROL AND RESTRAINT (BREAKAWAY)
ANTI – BULLYING
SUICIDE AWARENESS
SECURITY AWARENESS
HEALTH AND SAFETY
DIVERSITY
PAEDOPHILE AWARENESS

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet Bereavement.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per hour

concessions considered if needed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

 I am happy to accommodate evening and weekend appointments by mutual agreement

Further information

I would like to make counselling as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.

Street, Somerset, BA16

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom