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MBACP/ BA (HONS) /Clinical Supervisor

About me

I am a current member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with extensive counselling experience in one to one, group and family therapy. I use a variety of counselling methods providing counselling in areas such as trauma/relationships/substance misuse/anxiety/bereavement/ PTSD/low self esteem and addiction and much more. I have extensive knowledge and experience in addictions, and delivering evidence based interventions. I currently work as a depression and anxiety counsellor, delivering evidence based interventions on a day to day basis.

I am trained integrative counsellor, and I draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches to find a way of working that best suits your needs and personality. I provide an environment that is accepting, empathetic and open. A safe space for you to use as you choose.

I am also a trained clinical supervisor and provide private clinical supervision for qualified counsellors and students training to be counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2022 University of Central Lancashire (Uclan) - Level 7 Counselling for Depression (CFD)
  • 2016 Liverpool Hope University - BA (Hons) in Education
  • 2014  Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy - Supervisory Management Certificate
  • 2008  Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) - Level 3 Training in Substance Misuse
  • 2006  Stockport Drug Action Team - Level 3 in the Management of Substance Misuse
  • 2004  Stockport College - (Dip) Counselling Diploma Level 4
  • Certificate of Proficiency - the BACP accredited voluntary register

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

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

If you feel that this service is for you, then the cost per session would be charged at:

Sessions £50 per hour.

Couples £65 per hour.

Clinical Supervision £55 (1.5 hrs).

Student Supervision £45 (1.5 hrs).

(discount would apply if blocked sessions are pre-booked and paid for in advance)

*Please note I require a 24 hour notice for any cancellations or this may incur a charge of the full amount.

*Discounts are also available for students and low income earners (evidence will be required).

If you would like to talk about how counselling could work for you, please contact me on 07793033254.

When I work

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I am available for evenings appointments

Accrington, Lancashire, BB5

Accrington, Lancashire, BB5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have trained with the Manchester institute of psychotherapy.

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