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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. For therapy to be effective regular sessions, I believe are necessary. As a consequence of the current 'lockdown' situation I am now using video internet therapy. I follow the government regulations therefore face to face visit are allowed. 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)
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).
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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.
From £20.00 to £35.01
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. 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.
When I work
Flexible to fit in with peoples availability. I offered telephone contact, face to face contact via Zoom or at my home address which has access for mobility limited people
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.