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MBACP Counselling and Mindfulness Cognitive Therapies

About me

The counselling sessions I offer aim to support people to develop greater self-awareness to their difficulties by offering an empathic, compassionate, safe place to explore whatever is troubling them. Utilising both counselling skills and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) can support people to become aware of negative and dysfunctional patterns of thought which often result in depressive and anxious mood states and subsequent reduced behavioural activation. Working collaboratively with clients enables them to resolve their difficulties with confidence and provides a framework of support and unconditional positive regard for them.

I am passionate regarding supporting people to grow and develop themselves by exploring their limiting beliefs and conditions of worth to achieve an authentic sense of self. Dissolving conditions of worth have the potential to increase people's self-worth and self-value, providing a framework for overcoming depression and anxiety. These debilitating conditions are often present when someone has developed feelings of insecurity from attachment difficulties in childhood.

The therapeutic relationship is the framework of the counselling sessions that I offer. Having empathy, unconditional positive regard and being genuine with clients supports them to develop greater trust in themselves, overcoming feelings of insecurity, shame and guilt enabling the client to reach their fullest potential leading to a happier, more fulfilled life that has meaning and purpose.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have achieved a Level 4 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling which consisted of completing a 3 year supervised placement at No22 Counselling Agency in Maidenhead. In addition to my counselling qualification I completed a 3 year Advanced Diploma in Mindfulness and Meditation. The qualification consisted of modules in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR). I have delivered the 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to staff at several schools and private clients.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

I offer a free no commitment consultation. Subsequent sessions are £45 per session for a 1 hour session.

When I work

Available for both day and evening appointments

Speedwell Complimentary Health Clinic, Castle Park Road, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6AE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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