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MBACP. FdSc. Counselling (Pronouns: she/her)

About me

Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression or sadness? Perhaps you're finding yourself becoming more and more isolated from friends and family. Feeling this way can happen for many reasons; maybe you've been bereaved, your relationship has broken down or your life feels as though it hasn't worked out the way you hoped it would. 

As a counsellor I will work with you to explore these feelings and understand them. We will explore your beliefs and sometimes I may gently challenge them, this can help to see things from a new perspective. Talking and having someone really listen to you can help you foster your ability to self heal.

Each session is 50 minutes long and I offer in person counselling in Midsomer Norton.  I also offer sessions via video or telephone. 

As an integrative counsellor I can offer you short term solution focused sessions or longer-term sessions for deeper exploration.  We’ll review our work together on a regular basis to ensure you’re finding it beneficial and the therapy is moving at a pace that’s comfortable for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & training 

  • FdSc in Counselling (2018 University of Gloucestershire)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Relational Therapy (2020 Relational School of Therapy)
  • Certificate in Counselling (2013 City of Bristol College)
  • Foundation course in Online and Telephone Counselling (2020 The Counselling Tutor)
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101 (2019 European Association for Transactional Analysis) 

Experience

  • 4 years in private practice
  • Worked as a counsellor in a busy GP practice 

Additional Information 

  • Registered Member of the BACP
  • DBS checked 
  • Undergo regular CPD
  • Fully Insured 

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

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The cost of each session is £45 and each session is 50 minutes long. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, to give us the opportunity to see if we click and to answer any of your questions.  There is no obligation to book a session. 

I do hold some concessionary spaces please contact me for further details.

Counselling fees are payable 24 hours in advance of the session by bank transfer. 

When I work

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Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset, BA3

Pensford, Bristol, Somerset, BS39

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

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