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MA, MEd, Dip.CBT, MBACP

About me

Life can be challenging at times and it can be difficult to make sense of what’s happening to us. Sometimes events from the past can trip us up unexpectedly, too. We can struggle to understand our thoughts, feelings and behaviours but counselling can help by enabling us to consider things from a different perspective, moving us on from repetitive cycles of thinking.

As we are all unique, I adapt my approach to individual needs and to take into account what you want from counselling. My years as a teacher have been followed by many counselling hours within the NHS system, with Rape and Sexual Abuse (RASA) Merseyside and in private practice. I therefore have experience of working with clients who have brought a wide range of issues, including anger, anxiety, depression, fear, loss, low self-esteem, PTSD and abuse in its many forms.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, with qualifications in Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am trained to deliver Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is recommended by the health advisory body NICE and by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a treatment for trauma. I regularly participate in training opportunities such as hypnotherapy, inner child work and safeguarding. I am also qualified to practice the Rewind Technique.

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to BACP ethical guidelines. I am also a member of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland.

Qualifications

  • MA (clinical counselling) 2015
  • MEd (Special Educational Needs) 2002
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory 2016
  • Rewind Technique training 2018
  • EMDR Levels 1 and 2 2019
  • Level 5 Diploma in Counselling for Adult Trauma 2020

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Fees

£30 - £40 per session

When I work

I am available from 10 am until early evening.

Neston, Cheshire West And Chester, CH64

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults