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MSc MBACP

About me

Whether you’re just taking a look, or hoping to book, it’s great to have you here. Counselling can be such a transformative experience, so it’s important that you really consider which counsellor might be the best fit for you.

I believe that each and every person deserves the best opportunity to live to their fullest potential, to feel autonomous, empowered and able to focus on the things which are most important to them.

My approach to counselling is integrative, meaning that I use different modalities to provide counselling which is specific to each individual. My primary training is in the integration of the person-centred approach, CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and attachment theory, but I have also completed training in other areas, such as Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Rewind Trauma Therapy, Loss and Bereavement and Domestic Abuse.

However, to work through any person challenge through therapy, your counsellor must continually provide you with a safe and confidential space in which you can feel heard, understood and accepted. This, for me, is the most crucial aspect of counselling, and one of my most significant priorities in our work together.

I have worked with a range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement and trauma, but there is no limit to the reasons that people may wish to engage in therapy. I have a particular interest in supporting survivors of all forms of domestic abuse, and in promoting better mental health in men.

Mode of therapy

Currently online and telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accred.) (incorporating PG Certificate and PG Diploma)

FHEQ Certificate in Counselling Skills

BA (Hons) English Literature and Linguistics

Further CPD training in a number of areas, including trauma and abuse, supporting male victims, domestic abuse, self-harm, CFT, loss and bereavement, disordered eating, identity, coaching and online working.

My experience has included work in Universities, charity settings, domestic abuse services and schools.

Memberships

I am a registered member of the BACP, and follow their ethical framework for good practice. I also receive regular clinical supervision.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

A 50 minute initial face-to-face session costs £40
​A 50 minute face-to-face session costs £45

If you would prefer a remote session, this can be done online or on the telephone.

A 50 minute initial online/telephone session costs £35
A 50 minute online/telephone session costs £40

When I work

I can be flexible with appointment times

Further information

Contact

Email me here

Or tel: 07714561152

Additionally, you can find more information on my website at: beheardcounselling.co.uk

*Please note that due to another role that I hold, I'm afraid that I am unable to take on clients who are current students at St Mary's University, Twickenham

6-8 Claremont Road, Surbiton, KT6

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults