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BA (Hons) MBACP Reg

About me

Introducing Me to You
Hi and welcome.  I am a fully qualified, personable, and warm-natured counsellor with many years’ experience in helping clients struggling with a variety of personal issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress.  I am dedicated to supporting and helping you find new ways of enhancing your life and helping you move forward within a confidential, safe, and non-judgmental space.

How I will work with you
I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I am able to draw upon a range of skills that can be personalised to meet your specific needs.  Our work will also be collaborative,  a team effort if you like, and I will respect the pace at which you feel most comfortable working.  To help you become more self-aware of any unhelpful blind spots, I may also use gentle challenges and introduce helpful tools you will be able to apply to your daily life.

What to expect from our first session

  • We will meet or speak whether weekly or alternately at the same time for 50 mins.
  • I will ask you certain questions about you and your life which will help me make an in-depth assessment of your current circumstances including any goals you have for therapy.

Free initial consultation
I offer a free 20 mins consultation whereby we speak and briefly discuss your reasons for seeking therapy. This way, at the end of the meeting, I hope you will be able to obtain a sense of me and how comfortable you feel about us potentially working together.

Taking what might be your first step towards something new requires courage and it may also feel quite daunting. However, sometimes, that first step might lead to positive changes in your life which you may have thought was never possible. Please feel free to get in touch for an initial chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training/Experience
I have worked across a variety of sectors in a voluntary role such as:

  • The NHS as an IAPT Counsellor
  • A Community Counsellor
  • In Secondary Education as a School Counsellor
  • In Private Practice where I adhere to BACP's best practices and code of ethics designed to ensure that you are protected and also receive the highest possible standards of therapy.

Qualifications
BA (Hons) Counselling
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
Diploma Level 3 in Developing Counselling Skills

Professional Membership
Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Face-to-face £55

When I work

As well as weekdays, I also offer evening appointments.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults