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Snr. MBACP

About me

When you work with me; you will have the opportunity to explore your concerns and feelings, discover what might be the underlying causes, create ways of living more effectively and move towards a greater sense of well-being. You can feel empowered to make better choices and decisions about your life.

You are usually able to have an appointment within the week.
You can see me in Yeovil, Taunton and Bridgwater.
I see individuals and couples for crisis support as well as longer term issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Counselling and have been practicing for over 20 years.

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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.

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

Fees

Additional information

Individuals £45 for a 60 minute hour.
Couples £60.

When I work

I am also available for counselling in Bridgwater. Evening sessions are available on weekdays.

Further information

I have much experience in working with people with "Work related Stress" and Relationship issues.

Nine Springs Natural Health Centre, 70 Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1UR

Quaker Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4ER

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme