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Registered MBACP (Accredited)

About me

Counselling is an opportunity to develop new understanding and insight into how you exist in your world. In a confidential and non-judgemental environment we can explore together aspects of your life that may be inhibiting your happiness and personal growth. Understanding your patterns of behaviour and how they link to your life experiences can help you to develop a different perspective, and from here alternative options and choices will often begin to emerge. I will support you in considering these options, identifying your inner strengths and resources and progressing you towards living in a way that is more satisfactory for you.

Whilst counselling can be challenging at times, for most people it is a life changing positive experience leading to greater self-awareness and understanding. My aim is to reduce confusion and anxiety by listening attentively and offering you the time, respect and empathy needed to explore and express your thoughts and feelings openly.

I currently work in private practice, in the voluntary sector with both individuals, couples and families, and also in a large GP surgery offering short term counselling.

I work with clients on both a short- and long-term basis, and this can be agreed at the onset of our work. Alternatively we can take things meeting by meeting if you prefer.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and work within the BACP Framework of Ethics and Practice.

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Couples Counselling, and a Certificate in Family Therapy. My core training is in Psychodynamic counselling, but also work with other models of counselling, such as systemic, CBT and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT). I aim to use the counselling style and technique best suited to each individual client or couple, and my overall approach centres on looking at your past, but links it to the present.

I am both a trained adult and child bereavement counsellor, and have vast experience in working with clients who have been bereaved by suicide and sudden death, as well as general bereavement issues.

I am also a trained couples counsellor, completing my training with the world leading Tavistock and Portman NHS Centre in London, as well as Relate.

I also have specialist training in many area's including: Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse/violence, Mental Health, Child Protection, Working with those bereaved by Suicide, Drugs Awareness.

I am also a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor, currently working for a local counselling agency and training establishment, as well as supervising individuals within the NHS, and my private practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - St, Albans
  • Graduate Certificate in Couples Counselling - University of East London.
  • Certificate In Family systemic Therapy. - Institute of Family Therapy, London
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision & Consultancy - London

I am both a trained adult and child bereavement counsellor, and have vast experience in working with clients who have been bereaved by suicide and sudden death, as well as general bereavement issues.

I also have specialist training in many area's including : Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse/violence, Mental Health, Child Protection, Working with those bereaved by Suicide, Drugs Awareness, and PTSD

As an accredited BACP member (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere and work to their code of ethics and practice.

I hold an enhanced CRB check and private indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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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

Fees

Additional information

I charge £45 per session for individuals, and £50.00 per session for couples.

Fees are payable by cash or cheque.

Reduced rates are available for students and those on a low income.

When I work

8.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 1.00pm Saturday

Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have been supervising  individuals and groups  since 2011, and hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and Consultancy, which was obtained at Regents College in London.

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