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Counselling provides you with a supportive, confidential and safe environment where you will be valued and listened to in a respectful and non-judgmental way. An effective form of therapy, it can help you make positive changes to your life and deal with any issues that may feel overwhelming or are causing you emotional pain, unhappiness or stress. It can help you explore difficult issues and gain more insight into understanding yourself and your problems whilst finding solutions that are right for you.
I am an experienced counsellor, supervisor and trainer. For counselling, I mainly work from a Person-Centred modality whilst using an integrative approach (using techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and The Rewind Technique for trauma and PTS/PTSD) to support each client in the best way for them. I have experience counselling a wide range of issues including low self-esteem and confidence, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, specializing in trauma and abuse. I believe that everyone has the ability to reach their unique, full potential and lead a fulfilling life in a way that is right for them.
I offer both short term and longer term individual counselling, personal therapy sessions for student counsellors and supervision. I work with businesses for EAP provision and provide invaluable case supervision for Designated Safeguarding Leads.
My practice is based at:
Derwentside, 25 Town Street, Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 4EH. Monday 1-7pm & Tuesday 12-6pm (other times may be available). Free allocated parking on-site. Free on road parking opposite for 40 minutes until 6pm, no restrictions after that time.
Training, qualifications & experience
My academic counselling qualifications and further training include:
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Level 5)
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy (BACP endorsed)
- Mental Health Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Social Trauma Model)
- Rape: The Brain and Mental Health impact
- Suicide Bereavement
- The Rewind Technique - for treatment of Trauma and PTS/PTSD (approved by the British Psychological Society)
- Equine Assisted Therapy
- Mental Health and the body - Treating Trauma
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
I provide supervision to counsellors and those working in other disciplines by working with theories of integrative & person-centred supervision as well as other models such as Shohet and Hawkins' 7 Eyed Model. This supports the supervisee by looking at their own systems, self-care and ways of working, helping them to maintain ethical and safe practice and ultimately ensure the needs of the client are being met.
In addition to my counselling and supervision experience, my working background is in frontline roles within statutory agencies in the specialist areas of domestic and sexual abuse, rape, honour based violence, forced marriage and child protection. Utilizing this experience I am also a freelance safeguarding trainer and provide invaluable case supervision for DSLs. Please see my website or contact me for further details.
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 20 minute consultation (on the phone or in person) when we can discuss your current needs and expectations from counselling. It is also an ideal opportunity to answer any queries you may have. Full sessions are then for 50 minutes.
My fees, payable by cash or bank transfer, are:
£40 for an individual counselling session (or a special offer of 3 sessions for £110). To make counselling as accessible as possible there are a limited number of appointments available with concessions for those on low income or unemployed.
£30 per session for student counsellors' personal therapy requirements.
£40 per hour / £60 per 90 minutes for supervision.
I am fully qualified, insured, a registered member of the governing body of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am on the accredited register of the Professional Standards Agency.
I also have a clear Enhanced DBS Certificate.