I am qualified to work in several areas, stress management, eating disorders and CBT. With a humanistic approach, I offer a non judgemental attitude working with individuals to enable them to seek solutions to their current issues and experiences. Aiming to provide a safe environment that is confidential. Usually I would see people in my consulting room however I will visit people in their homes if necessary. For therapy to be effective regular sessions, I believe are necessary. As a consequence of the current 'lockdown' situation I am now able to offer video internet therapy, unfortunately home visits are currently out of the question. I like to think that talking therapy as it's called is very helpful providing, as a therapist, you hear as well as listen and try to understand what is being shared with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training is as you may expect, ongoing. Initially I trained at Chester College an extension of Liverpool university and achieved an advanced diploma in my field. Subsequently I have attended a variety of education institutes including Warwick university and trained with the National Centre for Eating Disorders where I achieved an advanced diploma, also the Centre for Stress Management from whom I also achieved a diploma in stress Management. I have also done extensive courses with Human Givens. Previously I have worked in a GP Practice, charities, and also in private practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working as I have over some years now I do not rule out assisting people with any issues that they present with or struggle with, this includes a lot of the areas listed above. I have many tools in my tool box and aim to offer them as appropriate.
Concessions offered for
My usual session fee is £35.00. Unless there are exceptional or unusual circumstances, if a session is cancelled with more than 48 hours notice no charge will be made. Cancellation of 24 hours notice will be charged at half the normal fee. Less than 24 hours notice will require full payment of the session fee. For home visits there will be an additional charge of £10.00 to cover the cost of travelling. As a result of the current situation consideration to waving charges may be considered. Sessions are normally 1 Hour long however should a situation arise were extra time is required that will be attended to at no extra charge.
Flexible and try to accommodate peoples availability. Have always offered telephone contact however am now able to offer face to face contact via the internet.
I feel that for therapy to be effective the therapist and client need to be comfortable with each other therefore I suggest that the client and I either meet or talk to decides whether we can work effectively together. Bearing this in mind I am happy to arrange an initial meeting to decide if this can be achieved at a minimal cost of £10 for up to a half hour face to face meeting session if this would be helpful. Telephone enquiries are welcome. Deciding to engage with therapy requires effort and on that basis I like to think I acknowledge and respect the effort and courage required to make the move and seek assistance.