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BSc(Hons), DipHE, FdA, MBACP

About me

Hello

I’m a qualified counsellor, trained to draw on a broad range of theories and approaches and put them together in a way that suits you  (“Integrative” in the jargon).  As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (www.bacp.co.uk) you can be assured that I have been trained to a recognised standard and that I work to a professional code of conduct.

I'm a little unusual in the counselling world as I have over 25 years' experience working in finance and technology.  I’ve worked at board level in some huge organisations and at the coal face in some tiny ones.  And things didn’t always go to plan.  So I have first hand experience of the stresses that come from high pressured work environments and the challenges that real life can bring outside of the counselling room.

I work from my private consulting rooms on the outskirts of Sudbury in Suffolk and online.

I work with individuals and couples aged 18 and over.

There are many reasons why people consider counselling. It might be that you're living with a question that you'd like some help resolving or a feeling that you'd like to understand or change. Whatever your reason, I'm trained to draw on a wide range of psychological theories and approaches to come up with an approach to counselling that suits you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a qualified integrative counsellor (FdA) holding a BSc (Hons), DipHE and FdA.

While my approach is applicable to a broad range of situations and challenges I have particular experience of working with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Emotional and physical abuse
  • Substance misuse and recovery
  • Gender and sexual identity.

Before my training and experience as a counsellor, I had a successful career in finance and technology. So I've also experienced a lot of the highs and lows that big (and small) business can bring outside the counselling room.

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

Additional information

£50 individual/£60 couples

When I work

Appointments available throughout the week including evening and weekend sessions.

Little Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme