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Registered MBACP

About me

Sometimes the first step is the hardest, you have already taken it ... you are here.

Face to Face, Zoom or another platform, the session is about you.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I am a Registered Counsellor on the voluntary register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

I have worked in both the Private and Public Sector in the South East of England for 30 years before moving to Cornwall in 2016. I ran a successful Private Practice in Hertfordshire with a client base formed from GP referrals as well as personal recommendation.

I offer one to one sessions from my home which is a comfortable space in Polperro as well as home visits and on line sessions.

As some people find it difficult to leave their homes I am pleased to be able to bridge this gap by providIng counselling at the clients home. These sessions would be following an initial assessment.

Some clients circumstances lend themselves to Zoom or FaceTime sessions, this can be for a number of reasons from time constraints, demographics or psychological. Video sessions can sometimes also allow clients to engage easier.

Whatever your reason my aim is to offer a counselling service which is compatible for us to get most effective experience together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor having trained with the awarding body CPCAB. I practise an integrative approach using psychodynamic and humanistic theories. This means I can be flexible according to your needs.

I am experienced in dealing with a range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression and general life difficulties. I have additional experience in dealing with those who have suffered a sudden and traumatic event in their lives and have been trained to assess those who are at risk from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I have designed and delivered training sessions for Essex Police staff as well as worked on a consultative level for the Blue Light Project for MIND. I am registered with both the PFOA - Police Firearms Officers Association and Devon and Cornwall Police providing counselling when required for their Members and Staff.

I have attended a bespoke training course at the Tavistock Centre in London for Couples Therapy which enable me to work within the couples dynamics.

"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength"  Freud

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sudden and Unexpected Death
Support for Victims and Families who are going through the Court process

Fees

From £35.00 to £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

FaceTime, Zoom and face to face sessions at my home in Polperro are currently £45 for 60 minutes, £55 for 90 minutes and £35 for Furloughed workers. Home visits may incur an additional fee depending on traveling time, this would be discussed prior to any contractual agreement.

Couples counselling is £65

I do offer concessions and low cost therapy in some circumstances.

When I work

I usually work on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Further information

I offer "open ended" therapy. This means we do not have a set number of session and you are free to stop your sessions at anytime. In saying this I always review our sessions and revisit goals set.

Polperro, Cornwall, PL13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My office is located in the pretty village of Polperro, but with this comes accessibility problems. Clients must be able bodied as there are a large number of steps to my cottage and no parking nearby.