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MBACP (accred)

About me

Counsellor, and, Children and Young Person Counsellor (special interest in ASD, ADHD and SEN)

'Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone'   unknown

No matter what your age, we all need someone who will listen, but sometimes we need someone that not only listens, but can help us to explore and understand the difficulties we may find in our lives.

As an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I have extensive experience of working with children, young people and adults across Derby, Nottingham and surrounding areas, who have experienced grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, bullying, trauma, attachment difficulties, self esteem and issues around identity and gender.

I offer a warm welcome and a comfortable, relaxing environment in which to explore what is troubling you at your own pace. As a humanistic integrative counsellor, you set the agenda, I facilitate and help you unravel whatever it is you bring to your session.

My work with children and young people is fun and uses lots of play. I have experienced success in working with anxiety related disorders with children and young people with SEN, particularly ASD, ADHD, selective mutism and those with attachment difficulties.

As well as my private practice, I also work as a school counsellor and have worked in infant and junior schools across Derby. I have also been a school governor at a Derby Secondary School and have a good insight into the difficulties children and young people find in school. I also work for a charity based in Derbyshire offering counselling to children and young people.

I am also able to offer one-off sessions to parents/carers to help you explore any worries or concerns you may have about your child or a diagnosis they may have been given, to help you see the world through your child’s eyes and if counselling could help them to understand themselves and the world around them.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I have been a school counsellor for 4 years, as well as offering counselling sessions to the children, I have supported well being sessions with the staff.

I am a counsellor at Hand in Hand Counselling, and the Thomas Theyer Foundation, a children's and young persons charity based in Buxton Derbyshire.

I have also volunteered for a local charity that support adults with disabilities and their carers.

I regularly attend workshops and training, not only to refresh my knowledge but to keep up to date with new developments.

I  have an enhanced DBS, and I am fully insured.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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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

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with parents/carers and children to help them understand their special educational needs (SEN). children do not need a diagnosis to have SEN.

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£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 for a 50 - 60 minute session

Home visits may be arranged (extra charge for travelling)

Concessions may be available, please contact me for further information

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am able to offer sessions from 9am -9pm weekdays.

I also have some availability at weekends.

Further information

As well as face to face sessions in the Garden Shed, I am also able to offer on-line sessions via zoom.

Derby, Derbyshire, DE23

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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