Dip.Counselling. Registered member MBACP
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I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within their ethical framework.
I work with an integrative approach to counselling, applying the theories and principles of Person Centred Therapy (PCT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Transactional Analysis (TA).
I believe we are all completely unique and therefore there is no one approach to counselling that suits everyone. I will work with your individual needs to tailor an approach that suits you.
How counselling can help
Counselling offers a safe, private, non-judgemental environment to talk through your thoughts and feelings.
Counselling can help with a huge range of issues including grief, loss, bereavement, stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship issues and many more.
Everyone faces challenges throughout their lives and sometimes some extra support is needed to get through those times.
Although you do not need to have an “issue” to benefit from counselling. Therapy can help you get a deeper understanding of yourself and of the way you behave and relate to others, offering you personal development and growth.
What to expect in your first session
It can be very daunting taking the first step towards finding a counsellor, I completely understand that and I will do my best to make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I am warm and friendly, with genuine care, empathy and compassion for the clients that I work with.
In the first session I will fully explain the counselling process to you as well as asking you for some background information and establishing what you hope to get out of counselling. Counselling is a collaborative relationship and together we will use the first session to lay the foundation for a strong therapeutic relationship and find the best way of working together in subsequent sessions to suit your needs. When starting counselling for the first time, or even if you have had counselling before but are starting work with someone new, it can be daunting not knowing what to expect but I will guide you through the process at a pace you find comfortable. I understand that it takes a lost of trust to feel able to open up to someone and will do my utmost to make you feel at ease to do so.
If you decide you would like to go ahead and book in some sessions with me, I offer both day time and evening sessions to be able to offer you the flexibility you need. Call or email and I will respond as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Counselling Concepts
- BA Joint Hons Psychology and Crime Studies
- Enhanced DBS for working with both children and adults.
- Child Counselling Diploma.
- Family and Relationship Counselling Certificate.
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
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session
£40 per 50 minute session for students
£65 per 50 minute session for couples counselling
£85 per 90 minute session for couples counselling
When I work
I offer sessions Monday to Saturday. Daytime and evening sessions available.