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About me

I offer Integrated Counselling which can help with a range of problems e.g. anxiety, depression/low mood, relationship problems, loss/grief, perinatal mental health, negative thinking, low self esteem/confidence, stress/work related stress, panic, trauma, self harm, eating disorders and thoughts of suicide.

I have always worked in supporting people with their health and well being over the last 20 years. I have particular experience in working in mental health, emotional well being, occupational health, perinatal mental health and more recently, children's and adolescents mental health.

I can offer sessions which last from 50 - 60 minutes and ranging from one to as many as you need. I have a private counselling room at home for sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons (1st class) Integrated Counsellor

FdA Counselling

Mental Health First Aid Instructor

NVQ 4 Advice & Guidance

I have worked within mental health services across a spectrum of levels of mental illness from mild to severe and enduring conditions. I have also specialised in Suicide Prevention.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling can help with most difficulties in life without the need to be a subject expert/specialist. Many problems have the same root cause and are connected.

Fees

£30.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£30 per session

When I work

** Update, I am able to offer face to face appointments during lockdown and Tier 3 restrictions.

Please get in touch for availability

Further information

I am friendly, relaxed and offer a safe and confidential space for you to share anything you want to free from judgement in an impartial environment.

Brigg, Lincolnshire, DN20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I do have a private, ground floor space.