I have worked consistently as a therapist for [20 years]. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor.[8years]
What can you expect on first contact? Re; phone call/ email I will answer any questions concerning therapy. We may need to discuss the address of the premises. I will also listen to any other concerns or questions that are relevant.
What can you expect from me as a therapist during the first session? I believe that an important part of the first session is about creating a safe space for you as the client. This safe space is consistently enabled by the confidentiality contract which we will talk about at the beginning of the counselling session. The counselling session will then be fully available to you as the client. How many Sessions? This will be discussed at appropriate times during the therapy. It maybe that you as the client wish to review your own progress ? How can Counselling Help ? By providing safe space, confidentiality, respect, empathy and the willingness by the counsellor to be alongside during the darkest times.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have as follows BACP Accred Counsellor Psychotherapist 8 years Accredited Advanced Certificate Counselling 1998 BA [Hons] Social Work 1998 Post Grad Certificate in Supervision 2001 Diploma in Working with Addiction 2004 Diploma in Social Care 1995 Experience of working with groups[ therapeutic ] Stress Management Training.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Therapy £45 for a 1 hour session.
Supervision £60 1hr 30 min.
When I work
Mondays or Tuesdays times to be arranged with the client
I work in Mansfield There is some free parking and my premises are accessible using public transport.
I am also available for Ollerton, Edwinstowe and Clipstone.