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About me

Counselling aims to help you explore your circumstances, understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviour and so be better equipped to make decisions. It is a completely confidential process.

I am a counsellor with 20 years experience working with a variety of counselling models in an eclectic way. During these years I have worked in the statutory setting and voluntary agency area. Since qualifying as a counsellor in 1997 I have many years experience of working with a variety of issues. My work with clients is confidential and I work according to the code and ethics of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member of BACP I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy, subject  to the professional procedure there in.

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually weekly.

The number of counselling sessions are not fixed and can be negotiated to suit your circumstances.

The Counselling Fee is £40 per session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy.

I have worked in partnership with several local government agencies including the National Health Service.

My specialist areas are addiction and domestic violence, helping people to acquire a greater sense of self worth and confidence, therefore enabling people to make clearer life decisions.

Working with people to develop better communication skills is a way forward in finding confidence and self esteem.

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

When I work

Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm

Buntingford, SG9 9AR

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults