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About me

As a counsellor with thirty years' experience of working with both couples and individuals, I can offer a safe and welcoming space for you to explore whatever is currently troubling you, for example, anxiety, low mood, or concerns about a relationship issue. I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds and different age groups in settings including a children's centre, prisons, and various educational establishments.

I am a long-standing volunteer counsellor, supervisor, and trainer with a leading relationship counselling charity and have worked with couples in difficulty with their relationship and with those preparing for marriage, where the focus is upon life after the wedding day.
I have recently updated my supervision skills and knowledge, gaining a BPS-approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision. I am a certified EMDR practitioner.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP Registered and Accredited
MSc in Therapeutic Counselling , University of Greenwich
Diploma in Relationship Counselling, University of York St John (with Marriage Care)
BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£90 per session for individuals
£110 per session for couples

When I work

I have some Friday and Saturday daytime slots available at present.

Further information

Students welcome: reduced fees by negotiation
Face to face and telephone counselling available
Face to face, telephone and Skype supervision available

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have been a supervisor of trainee and experienced counsellors for twenty-five years, and am a trainer of supervisors for Marriage Care, a leading government sponsored relationship counselling charity.

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