I am working on the Zoom platform with clients until the Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.
I am a professionally qualified counsellor working in an integrative relational way. This means I can draw on a range of psychological theories as we work together to help you understand what is going on for you whilst supporting you and being non-judgmental.
I believe that each of us has the capacity to achieve what we want from life but that sometimes our journey takes an unexpected turn. It is then that talking to a counsellor can help to unravel the pieces to find a new way forward to peace and acceptance.
We have all grown up among other people and their opinions of us can influence how we see ourselves. The past does influence the present but it need not determine the future if we can recognise the habitual ways we respond to people or situations. Once this insight happens, we are free to make different choices and become the best we can be.
I want to help you find those different choices from the patchwork of your own life experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Integrative Relational Counselling, 2015 from Middlesex University.
NCFE level 1, 2 and 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory, 2012
BEd (Biology), 1982, and I worked as a secondary school teacher for 30 years.
I have worked in a low cost counselling agency with adult clients: long term and short term counselling.
I have worked in a sixth form College with 17 and 18 year old students, short term counselling.
Currently I work at Somerset Counselling Centre and in my own private practice near Wells with adult clients.
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
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 standard fee is £45
When I work
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00 until 16.00.
My private practice is accessible by public transport and has free roadside parking nearby.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by BACP code of ethical and professional practice. I attend regular clinical supervision, hold professional indemnity insurance as well as enhanced DBS check.