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My objective is to create an open and trusting relationship between myself and my client which will help them gain a better understanding of themselves, and find the resources to move forward.
I have more than 15 years of experience, and I consider myself an integrative counsellor with a person-centred focus. I have developed an intuitive and supportive style using appropriate tools to suit my clients’ needs. I like to develop rapport, trust, and openness in order to explore underlying issues that may be unsettling and intruding upon my clients’ lives.
I believe it is crucial that you find the right counsellor or therapist for you. As such, I recommend that we have a free, informal chat before booking our first session to make sure we can work together effectively.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with, and accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy as a registered Independent Counsellor working in a Person-Centred and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and MCBT (Mindfulness Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) approaches.
As an accredited member of the BACP I abide by a Code of Ethics and Practice, and as required by this Code my counselling work is always regularly supervised.
I teach Person-Centred Counselling to students at CPCAB Diploma Level 4, and as a Visiting Lecturer at Lincoln Bishop Grossteste University to undergraduate students of Psychology. I continue to work on my own personal development and have recently started an MSc in Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience.
In the past I have worked on a voluntary basis for agencies specifically for Survivors of Child Sex Abuse for Males and for Females. Over the years this work has given me a wide experience of working with Trauma and Memories.
My main influences lie in existential counselling, social constructionism, and narrative therapy.
I also teach and practice Mindfulness Meditation, and I continue to study and attend workshops to further my understanding, and improve my ability to help people.
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
Counselling is £45.00 for a 50-minute session
I do accept some clients at a lower rate under certain circumstances.
When I work
Tuesday to Thursday 10am-7pm. Friday 10am-4pm
Convenient and pleasant waterside location, close to town centre, bus and rail links, and car parking on-site