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MBACP

About me

I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety and/or depression.

​As human beings we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the certain behaviours, or ways of being, which once kept us safe are now holding us back. By offering compassion and a listening ear to the parts of ourselves which carry trauma, we can gradually release the tension that our bodies are holding on to. Some may describe this tension as 'frozen energy', which when suppressed or ignored can manifest as anxiety.

Perhaps you just want to talk with someone confidentially about some difficult things that are on your mind; things that you may be less keen to share with your immediate circle. I'm a good listener, and I really care about my clients. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP - Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Dissociation and Trauma Recovery Training (Trauma Recovery Centre, Bath)

BSc Hons. Degree in Sociology (Bath Spa University).

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Direction, Purpose, Existential Crisis

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Session Fees:

  • 20 Minute Introductory Session: Free
  • Standard, 1 Hour Session: £40

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom