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I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor, I also work as a counselling supervisor. I am a senior accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. The core of my approach to counselling is rooted within the Person-Centred Approach with a belief in the uniqueness of each individual. I would therefore work to understand and support you with your specific needs in a non-judgemental, accepting, and empathetic manner.
I provide a safe, confidential space which gives you an opportunity to explore and understand the issues that may be affecting you in your life.
I work both short and long term with adults offering one to one counselling sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my qualification as a Counsellor in 2002 (Diploma) and a BSC (hons) Counselling Degree in 2004 (First Class). I have been BACP Accredited since 2009 and became Senior Accredited in 2017.
My experience of counselling for over 19 years is very varied. I have worked with a diverse range of clients in various settings including those specialising in issues relating to childhood experiences, a women's centre, and the NHS as a staff counsellor. I also have many years’ experience of counselling students in a college service setting.
I undertake regular continued professional development to support my practice and in keeping with BACP requirements. This has included Anxiety, Mental Health, Anger Management, CBT, Transactional Analysis, Culture/Diversity, Ethical Practice and Online/telephone counselling.
Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Membership number 549330.
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)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have many years experience experience of working with many client issues including, low self esteem and confidence, loss and bereavement, loneliness, bullying, behavioural issues, relationship difficulties, stress, depression and anxiety, the impact of past or recent life experiences.
From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Fees are per session and dependent on circumstances
When I work
I can be flexible with days and times dependent on current caseload.
You can contact me via email or phone with any queries or questions you may have. I would normally respond to any enquires within normal working hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Please specify if you have a particular contact preferences or instructions. I'm happy to arrange a discussion about working together to make sure my service is right for you.