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MBACP (Registered)

About me

I am an experienced Humanistic Counsellor and offer a warm, empathic and supportive environment in which you can feel safe to explore the issues that bring you to counselling. I have experience of working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement or loss, low self-esteem and self-harming.

Counselling provides an opportunity to explore difficult feelings, consider changes you may want to make in your life or how to cope with things you cannot change, with someone to walk alongside you. This experience and process can enable you to feel more accepting of yourself as a person of worth, with the ability to make choices and find your way forward towards a happier and more fulfilling life.

Having completed CRUSE bereavement training, I work with CRUSE on a voluntary basis. As well as working with adults, I have experience of working with young people.

I offer short or long term counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling
CRUSE bereavement Care training

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, low mood or depression, bereavement or loss, relationship difficulties, self-harming and bullying.

As well as seeing private clients I have many years experience of working with young people in a charitable youth organisation. I also work as a counsellor in a secondary school.

I am a qualified bereavement counsellor for CRUSE and I have also co-facilitated bereavement training for others with CRUSE.

I am working towards a certificate in online counselling (web cam and telephone) with Online Tutor.

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

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £50.

When I work

Currently working online using Zoom video call or by telephone only during the Covid restrictions.

Further information

I offer both short and long-term therapy and we will discuss this at your initial appointment.

I am a member of the BACP and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.

Total Health West Berkshire, Lower Barn, Lower Henwick Farm, Turnpike Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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