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I provide a calm, peaceful reflective space where clients can safely and confidentially explore what is happening in their lives. My aim is to get alongside the client to gain understanding of what it is like in their world. I feel this is essential in enabling me to provide non-judgemental acceptance and empathic understanding. I see working with clients as a journey that we take together, side by side as the client "shows" me their world. I work at the client's own pace; exploring only those aspects the clients wishes to visit. If we identify any life experiences that bring up powerful responses, we may find that we are working with trauma. In which case, we will decide together how this can be safely worked through.
For some clients; their counselling journey can be straightforward and the work can sometimes be short term. For others, the difficulty that brought them to counselling can sometimes be linked to past life events. This can occasionally make the journey painful and challenging and I always work at the client's own pace, safely. I feel that being truly heard and having the pain of past life events witnessed by another who meets this pain with kindness and compassion can be powerfully healing.
I can offer both telephone and online counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, which means I can draw on a number of approaches that will best help the client, dependent upon what they bring to counselling.
- 7 years experience working within both the NHS and Mental Health Charities supporting people impacted by:
Self harm and suicidal thoughts Sexual Assault Trauma Crisis
- Completed Level 5 (CPCAB) Diploma in Trauma Counselling
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders with Iron Mill College, Exeter
- Delivered Mental Health First Aid training and supported people through the Moodmaster programme within the NHS for 3 years
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
- £45.00 for 60 minutes
- Sliding scale - yes
- £25 student counsellors
* First assessment session is free
When I work
I am able to offer evening and weekend appointments.
Unfortunately, I am unable to see any new clients at this time.