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Post Graduate qualified, MBACP - A Client Centred Approach

About me

I am a post grad qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Stevenage, with 14 years experience of working  with many different issues life can throw at us. I work with individuals and groups. I work in a way that places you, the client at the heart of the work, as you are the expert of your own life. My role is to offer you a safe space and help you unpick or untangle what it is that you are finding painful or difficult. To work with you to safely look within, to explore and develop self awareness and clarity around the issues you are experiencing. Through this exploration, you will come to understand how to move forward from the difficulties you face.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Level 5 qualified psychotherapist with 12 years experience working in private practice and the charity sector.

I also hold a Post Grad Diploma in clinical supervision.

I am a registered member of BACP.

I have also undertaken further training and CPD in –

Somatic trauma therapy training

Relational Abuse and Trauma

Anxiety

Bereavement and end of life work
Working With Guilt and Shame
Working With People Who Self Harm
Surviving, Living and Thriving with Mood Disorders.
Working with clients in fragile process.
Working With and Understanding DID and Other Dissociative Spectrum Disorders.

Understanding and Working Therapeutically with Eating Disorders
Working with Anger and Rage
Working With The Shadow In The Light (Shame)

Solutions focussed brief therapy

The Balance of Power within Therapeutic Relationships
Protective Behaviours Training
The Nature of Trauma
The Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness

I also have 13 years experience working with and delivering training on all aspects of Domestic Violence.

I have 12 years experience of working with childhood trauma, which involves working across the spectrum of dissociative disorders and PTSD. I also have experience working with LGBTQ issues and gender identity, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harm, eating disorders, domestic abuse, anger, rape, sexual assault and many other presenting issues.

I have 3 years experience facilitating support groups for adult survivors of Childhood sexual abuse.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 Individuals (1 hour session)
£60 1-1 Supervision    (1 hour session)

£90 group Supervision (1 1/2 hours)

I do have some concessionary slots available for counselling students and those in financial hardship. There is often a waiting list for these slots. Please ask for more details.

When I work

I currently have availability

In the current Covid - 19 crisis I am 'seeing' clients online through video software or outdoors face to face

Stevenage, Herts, SG1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There are a few steps to access my room, however there is step free access around the front and I have a ramp for the threshold step. Currently due to COVID-19, I am only seeing clients online or over the telephone.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a qualified Person Centred and Relational Supervisor.

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