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MA, BSc (Hons) MBACP (Accred). UKCP Reg

About me

If you are thinking about entering into Counselling sessions I know this can be a difficult time for you; not only are you experiencing the issues you have, but you are faced with making a choice of where to go for your appointments. My aim is to always be approachable, empathic, respectful and flexible. I believe in empowering my clients to be in control of their counselling process - whether short or long-term.

*I AM STILL PRESENTLY OFFERING COUNSELLING ONLY VIA 'ZOOM', OR 'PHONE CALL WHILST WE EXPERIENCE HIGH COVID RATES LOCALLY.

My Service:

I offer individuals a professionally qualified, face to face, counselling service in a secure, confidential and non-judgemental atmosphere. I was trained and work in an integrative and relational way; this means I look at my clients needs and concerns then integrate theories, concepts and techniques in order to help the client in the best way possible. I also focus on how my clients relate to others and the world. I am an Accredited MBACP Counsellor and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice and an Honours Degree in Integrative Counselling.
Since undertaking specialist training, I also see couples for Couples or Relationship Counselling. I support a couple as they explore and try to understand the relationship issues or difficulties they are experiencing. Together, I help the couple find a solution that works for them both.

Each Counselling session lasts for 1 hour. I have full Professional Civil Liability Insurance and Home Business Insurance. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office.

I undertake Counselling for a variety of Employment Assistance Programmes and also for a local Veterinary College.

Counselling Supervision Service:

I have completed the Certificate in Supervision with the prestigious Relational Academy, Cambridge. June 2016.

My Location:

I am based in the tranquil village setting of Grafham with a dedicated parking space for my clients. I can be easily reached from St Neots, Huntingdon, Buckden, Brampton, Godmanchester, Kimbolton, Staughton, Perry and Ellington as well as from towns and villages close to the Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire borders. My practice is near to our new Community Village shop.

Availability:

I offer all sessions as follows:

  • Tuesday - from 10:00am until 8.30pm
  • Wednesdays - from 10:00am until 8.30pm
  • Thursdays - from 10:00am until 8.30pm
  • Fridays - from 10:00am until 7.30pm
  • *I am prepared to begin sessions early morning - pre-work or college if required.

                                             I look forward to working with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications include:

  • MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor status
  • Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling.
  • Supervision Certificate
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certificate in Motivational Therapeutic Interventions
  • Level 3 NCFE Counselling
  • Level 2 NCFE Counselling
  • Various Additional Training Courses inc (not exhaustive list)
  • Integrating Coaching into Counselling practice. BACP, Nov 2021.
  • Trauma & the Brain  &  Polyvagal Theory.  Counselling Tutor, Sept 2021
  • Traumatic Loss & Attachment Informed Grief Therapy. Drs Kosminsky & Jordan. Nscience June/July 2021
  • Effective Pain Management. Dr G Brown. Human Givens College. March 2021.
  • Spiritual Threads in Psychotherapeutic Work: 22 hours study with Confer. March 2021
  • Making of Destructive Leaders - Developmental perspectives on pathological narcissism and power. Profs Gilligan. Schaverien & de Zulueta. Confer. 31 July 2020.
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Course: 80 hours study with Counselling Tutor. Apr - June 2020.
  • Webcam and Voice only online Counselling: OCST 13th May 2020.
  • How to do Counselling on-line: a Coronavirus Primer. BACP/OU. April 2020
  • Working with Narcissism & its Pathological Manifestations. Dr Gwen Adshead & Dr Jan Hepburn, Nscience, London. 31st Jan 2020.
  • Pleasures and Perils of a Psychotherapeutic Career. Prof Kahr. Confer, London. 2nd Nov 2019
  • DBT STG for Distress Tolerance. SDS. BPS Approved. London 23rd May 2019

  • DBT STG for Emotional Regulation. SDS. BPS Approved. London 22nd May 2019

  • Working with Shame. Carolyn Spring, PODS. 27th April 2019.

  • Working at Relational Depth. Prof Mick Cooper. NScience. London. 2nd March 2019.

  • What is Normal? Profs. Kahr, Samuels, Drs. Clulow, Mollon, Orbach, Sinason, de Zulueta, & Lennox Thomas, Ann Shearer & Roz Carroll. Confer. Nov 24th 2018.

  • Regression: a necessary state of mind for therapeutic  growth? Drs Adah Sachs, Lorraine Price and Marcus West. Confer. London. 17th Nov 2018.

  • Rewind Technique for PTSD with Dr Muss of IARTT. - 12th May 2018

  • Body & Spirit in Contemporary Psychotherapy/Counselling. Prof Samuels, Nick Totton March 2018.

  • Working Alongside Trans & Gender Variant People. Gendered Intelligence. London. 6-7th Dec 2017

  • Winnicott & the Couple - Tavistock Relationships Autumn Conference Nov 2017.

  • Trans Awareness Intro - 8 August 2017 with Gendered Intelligence - London.

  • Winnicott & the Couple - Tavistock Relationships. London 11th Nov 2017.

  • Working within Contexts. Dr L Souter-Anderson. June 2017

  • Trauma Focused CBT to work with PTSD. Dr Heather Sequeira  London 23/24 March 2017

  • Mindfulness in Human Givens Practice. Human Givens College. London. Feb 2017

  • Resolving Clinical Dilemmas in Therapy. Dr Susie Orbach. Nscience. London Jan 2017.

  • Jung Today: Clinical & Cultural Perspectives. Prof's Samuels, Schaverien, & Chris Hauke. Nscience London. Nov 2016

  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Christiane Sanderson. London. Mar 2016

  • Creative Arts Therapy Training. 40 hours. Dr. Lynne Souter-Anderson. Mar-Sept 2015.

  • Existential Therapy: 'A philosophical way of working'.  Prof. Emmy van Deurzen. Sept 2015.

  • The Therapy Relationship: -Nscience. London. Prof. A Samuels. Jan 2015

  • Psychodynamic Neuroscience: - Nscience. London. Dr. A Fotopoulou 2015.

  • Additional Couples Counselling & Relationship Training 2014.

  • Mixed Media Creative Arts Workshop. 2014.

  • Couples Counselling Training Modules 2014.

  • 'Affairs - the impact on the couple relationship' - The Tavistock Clinic, London. 2014

  • 'Love Across the Life Cycle: Neuroscience, Attachment & the Couple'. The Tavistock Clinic. 2014

  • Working with Trauma Survivors.

  • Counselling & Prescribed Medication: 2013

  • Managing emotions whilst dealing with trauma & stress

  • Living & working with Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Suicide & self harm

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Masterclass. With Windy Dryden. 2013

  • Anxiety & OCD. 2013

  • Working with anger. 2013

    I am continually committed to my own current professional development and research to enable me to offer my clients the best service I can.

    Experience:

  • Counselling within HM Prison Service
  • Counselling with MIND in Cambs
  • Private practice
  • Clinical Supervision both for individuals and groups in private practice and elsewhere
  • Working for various Employment Assistance Programmes and college.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Each 1 hour session:

Individual client - £40* (#)

Couples  - £55* (#)

Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists - £45* (#)

#For any session beginning at 7.20pm or after there will be an additional £5 fee on top of the standard hourly fee.

(*Concessions i.e. for 'Key Workers', low waged, retired and Counselling Students are available so please do not hesitate to ask me.)

Reports, References and Additional Administration:

Please note I am now charging a fee of £35 for the writing of any reports, references or additional administration.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Due to the pandemic, I am still currently working via Zoom or phone only. I will perform a risk assessment for returning to in person working, when local COVID rates are less high.

Further information

(*Concessions i.e. for 'Key Workers', low waged, retired and Counselling Students are available so please do not hesitate to ask me.)

Grafham, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0GB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Dedicated parking at gate to practice. There are 2 small steps into my practice room.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have completed the course in Relational Supervision with the prestigious Relational Academy based in Cambridge and have their Certificate in Supervision.

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