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Counselling Bury St Edmunds BA (hons) MBACP

About me

I am a qualified, BACP registered counsellor based in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk where I offer clients a safe, ethical, confidential and supportive therapeutic relationship in which explore their lives and the parts that may be difficult, confusing or painful. I am experienced working with clients on a range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, loss and bereavement, self-esteem and self-development, relationship difficulties, trauma and domestic and sexual abuse.

I will always try to see clients when it suits them! Knowing how hard it can to make time during a busy day, I offer flexible hours including  pre-work, evening and Saturday morning appointments.


I provide: Long-term or short-term face-to-face sessions, flexible working hours, discounted fees for students and Skype/telephone counselling by arrangement.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Counselling)
FdA Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Grief, Bereavement & Loss
Certificate in Counselling

Experience of working with: Abuse, Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Boarding school syndrome and issues arising from boarding, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Dissociation, Eating disorders,  Health related issues, Gender issues, OCD, Identity, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Redundancy, Sexually related concerns, Self-esteem, Self-Harm, Trauma and work related issues.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding school syndrome and all issues relating to attending boarding school.
Creative therapies

Fees

Additional information

Individuals £45.00 per session

Couples £65.00 per session

Zoom, Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp  counselling by arrangement.

Some sessions are available at reduced rates to students and those on low-incomes - please ask.

I offer the initial session at a reduced rate so we can discuss whether counselling is right for you and whether I am the right person for you to work with. This is a chance for us to meet and talk with no obligation or pressure for book further sessions unless you wish to.

When I work

Please feel free to call or email me and I will always respond as soon as possible. Normal working hours are 8.00am -7.00pm with some weekend and evening appointments available.

Further information

Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, making it hard to make sense of things, to move on, or make decisions. Counselling sessions are your time to talk of your personal problems at your own pace and an opportunity for you to explore your feelings, thoughts, fears and concerns. My goal is to support you as you gain a much deeper insight yourself, and to resolve any difficulties or complexities that you might be experiencing. I will guide you to look after yourself emotionally and aid you to develop strategies to help you cope in future.


I offer the initial session at a reduced rate to discuss whether counselling is right for you and whether I am the right person for you to work with. This is a chance for us to meet and talk with no obligation or pressure for book further sessions unless you wish to.

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

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