MBACP; Higher Dip.Counselling; Dip.Supervision
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While appreciating your uniqueness, I will work with you in a supportive and collaborative way, while we explore your life experiences and the behaviours, feelings and emotions that may be causing you difficulties or affecting your day to day life. I work with you, looking at your past and present situations and helping you to find strategies for positive change. I am very aware of the importance of developing a trusting and open relationship while we work together.
Throughout our work, I will be conscious of your individuality; you have your own background and perspectives. No problem is too big or too small to bring to counselling - if something is affecting your well-being and day to day life then it's important to get help and feel supported. I offer a non-judgmental and accepting space to explore deep feelings and aspects of your life or yourself that you'd like to change or understand.
I have years of experience working with situations such as stress, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, feelings of isolation, low self-esteem, difficult family situations, relationship issues, drug addiction, domestic violence, sexual abuse, anger management and self-harm.
I work with adults, couples, children and adolescents and my practice is situated in Somerset, between Langport, Taunton, Street and Glastonbury. There is parking at the counselling premises.
I know how important it is to choose the right counsellor for you; I therefore offer a free initial telephone or face to face consultation, so we can talk and learn a little about each other.
Training, qualifications & experience
AQA Level 5 Advanced Counselling Diploma
Iron Mill Diploma in Supervision
AQA Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Bridging Unit in Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
Level 4 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Level 3 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
I have further training in the following areas:
Working with Adolescents
Working with Loss (Attachment)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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
Counselling Session £45 per 50 minute session
Supervision £50 per 1.5 hour session
When I work
Weekday, Evening and Weekend Appointments available