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I have been a counsellor in private practice for over 23 years and am an accredited member of BACP. Before that I worked for voluntary and training agencies such as Gloucestershire Counselling Service, Cotswold Counselling and Willows Counselling Service.
Taking that first step to come for counselling can be a hard one, but you can come along for an initial session to see whether you think we could work together with no pressure to commit further. With couple counselling it is often one partner who feels keener than the other, but that is okay. Most people find that it is a relief to have a third, trained person listening and helping them with the patterns they have got stuck in or the seemingly unsolvable arguments. I have been doing couple counselling for 20 years and find it can really help couples.
I work from a peaceful room in South Cerney offering counselling for emotional problems, bereavement, stress, abuse, relationship problems, in fact anything that you want to talk about that is bothering you.
It would be great to meet you and see if we can work together towards making life better for you and understanding and helping you towards resolving any problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited registered member of BACP and have a Diploma and post-graduate diploma in Counselling. I have also trained in Couple Counselling at Metanoia in London and several other couple counselling courses since that. I have a BSc in Sociology originally.
I have experience in working with adults of all ages. I work with people having a crisis in their lives as well as stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties, childhood or past issues that you may wish to understand and sort through. I also see people who are having a difficult time with mid-life or adjusting to ageing and any problems these may bring.
I also work as a supervisor for other counsellors and counsellors in training and have been a lecturer on person-centred Diploma courses.
Couple counselling is something that I am very happy to see people for and have a great deal of experience in, whether straight, gay or parents and adult children.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individual sessions £55 for 50 minutes
Couple counselling £75 for 60 minutes.
Supervision £60 per hour, with concessions for counsellors starting in private practice.
When I work