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About me

I have over 20 years experience in supporting people to understand and explore emotional difficulties and help them change and overcome obstacles to improving their lives.

My therapeutic approach to Counselling and Therapy is to help you to understand yourself better and provide specific support to help you make positive changes in your life. Together, we can identify where and how you are today, what changes you would like to make, and how to best introduce these changes at your own pace.

I work with a number of modalities and use a combination of them to support you with your specific and individual needs.

I am committed to continual professional development, I am a registered member of bacp and UKATA and abide by their Strict Codes of Conduct and Ethics

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 20 years of experience in supporting people to understand and explore emotional difficulties and help them change and overcome obstacles to improve their lives.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Advanced NLP Practitioner
  • Advanced EFT Practitioner
  • Mindfulness Coach
  • Masters in Mental Health Social Work (MaDipSW)
  • Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP)
  • Best Interests Assessor (BIA)

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

Individual Session - The standard cost of a 50 minute session is £45.

Couples Session - The standard cost of a one hour session is £60

Individual Hypnotherapy Session - The standard cost of a 90minute session is £60

Bebington, Merseyside, CH63 2JD

Type of session

In person