Reg MBACP - Freedom Light Counselling
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Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I guess if you find yourself here then things may be a little difficult for you at the moment? People access counselling for a number of different reasons all of which are valid and important. Facing these challenges can sometimes feel like a lonely and daunting journey.
You may feel anxious... worried... angry, like everything has got too much at the moment. Do you feel unheard and ignored or misunderstood, and therefore isolated? Maybe you need to understand your identity and who you are as a person? Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, my aim is to offer a supportive environment where you can be heard and seen without judgment, a space to process and understand what is going on for you.
With the right help you can be free to move on and live that brighter, lighter future you deserve.
I am a qualified Humanistic Therapeutic Counsellor. I believe that all human beings have the potential and capacity to grow in a positive way. Humanistic counselling can help clients to recognise and develop their personal values, unique strengths, and their creativity, thus becoming a more capable and responsible person in the process.
I work in a creative and flexible way, collaborating with my clients to create a relationship that facilitates growth and a deeper personal awareness and connection to themselves. Each client is unique with their own individual experience; therefore, I listen with curiosity to fully understand how my client as an individual experiences their life. I help clients to break through barriers that may hold them back in life, helping them to reach their full potential. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled.
I have particular experience working with adults who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis, either themselves or a loved one. I have also worked extensively in bereavement counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling from Greenwich University
- ABC Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
Along side my private practice I volunteer for The Bereavement Counselling Charity.
I have previous experience as a volunteer counsellor for Wessex Cancer Support and also Life Changes Counselling.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Counselling for the Elderly
- Chronic Illness / Pain
- Life Limiting Illness
- End of life / Palliative care counselling
Up to £40.00
£40 for a 60 minute session.
Please note, that I practice from a first floor room in my house and so, unfortunately, may not be suitable for individuals with mobility difficulties. I can therefore offer home visits, online or telephone counselling as an alternative.