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I am a registered BACP Accredited Counsellor and have been in practice since 2004 working with both adults and children. I have worked in multi-agency settings, schools and along side mental health services and G.P's
I have a warm friendly personality and I am often described as helping people to feel at ease. I have studied in many areas relating to health and well-being including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) mindfulness and meditation, excellent for enabling resolve in stress, anxiety low mood and the over-active mind.
My aim as a counsellor is to enable healing of mental and emotional pain, increase self-awareness and provide life changing approaches that enhance the growth of self-esteem, confidence and well-being.
I have a varied background both in qualifications and experience, naturally developing my practice to be holistic, diverse and creative allowing for the uniqueness and autonomy of all individuals I work with.
I offer short or long term therapy working with adults and children covering a wide range of issues. Counselling takes place in a confidential and non judgemental relaxing environment.
As a humanistic counsellor I am able to use various counselling models to suit individual needs of clients. These models are Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
I aim to give opportunity for self-development, self empowerment and growth to occur through a collaborative working relationship built on trust and rapport. I believe we are each unique and made up of parts that form our whole being. Being a humanistic counsellor enables me to engage with different parts that may present in relation to your experiences past or present.
I aim to help individuals to realise their strengths, creativity and choice within the here and now.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
The structure and therapeutic approach of Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is to address what is happening on a psychological, behavioural physiological level and can be viewed as being layers which interrelate with each other.
CBT focuses on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems. Sometimes however these thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes can be unhelpful and can cause us to have unfulfilling lives where we can get caught up in repeating patterns of unhelpful behaviour, affecting the quality of relationship we have with ourselves and others.
CBT focuses on the problems and difficulties you have now, rather than issues from your past. It offers practical ways in which you can improve your state of mind and the way in which you respond to current situations.
This helps you reframe how you see your world and helps to reduce worrying thoughts stress and anxiety.
Work Experience I have worked alongside Adult mental health teams, Primary care and CAMHS. I have worked in many schools, Youth centres, Employee Counselling, Addictions, Advice and Drop in Centres.
Training, qualifications & experience
Humanistic Counsellor Advanced Diploma
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Life-Coaching - Diploma
Diploma in working with Young People
Goal Mapping Practitioner
Up to date enhanced DBS.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Registered / Accredited
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40.00 for a 50 minute session
Concessionary rate available for students and low incomes.
Flexible appointment times day or evenings.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am bound by their Ethical Framework of Good Practice for Counselling and Psychotherapy.