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Counselling & Psychotherapy Guernsey

About me

I offer a professional, confidential and caring counselling & psychotherapy service for Adults and Young People who want to improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

I regularly help people with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, trauma, addiction, OCD, anger, bereavement, low self-esteem, and current or historical sexual, psychological or physical abuse, as well as many other personal issues affecting mental health.

I start with a Person Centred approach and may integrate aspects of the following:

Transactional Analysis,
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and Acceptance Commitment.
Dialectic Behavioural Therapy,
Neuro Linguistic Programming & the Rewind Technique.

I also use creative methods where appropriate and if you are comfortable to do so. With children/young people I may draw on more creative and play-oriented processes rather than relying purely on one-to-one discussion.

Please contact me today via email, phone or text for an initial chat, or to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Counselling. Currently studying for a Masters.

My continuing professional development includes various courses and training so that I am up-to-date with current practices and able to offer a range of therapeutic approaches which can be tailored to suit your needs.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

Breathing and breath control - training to help regulate your breath, with the significant benefits this brings to regulating your nervous system.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Fees are £80.00 per session.

​I am registered with most health insurance companies; if your health insurance covers you for counselling/psychotherapy then it is likely that you can claim back the cost of counselling sessions. You do need to obtain pre-authorisation before we meet,   or alternatively I can give you a receipt to pass on.

When I work

Available Weekdays; please get in touch to arrange an initial meeting.

Further information

I also offer Performance Coaching to help people with work or sport psychology. I regularly run a BPS accredited "Winning the Mental Game" performance coaching course for small groups or individuals. Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more about this.

5, Commercial Arcade, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1LB

Castel, Guernsey, GY5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

I can usually arrange a wheelchair accessible room - please get in touch to discuss possibilities.

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