Registered Member MBACP
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I am a Registered BACP counsellor and offer individual and couples' counselling from my office at the Body Matters in Leigh-on-Sea.
I offer a free no-obligation 30-minute assessment, which can be online - as can therapy sessions.
Evening and weekend times available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, so make use of a variety of approaches.
I have a Primary Certificate in Stress Management and a Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training from The Centre for Stress Management in London where I trained with Professor Stephen Palmer.
I undertook Group Work training in Gestalt and Psychodramatic techniques with Dr Ari Badaines.
Other courses that I have completed include:
-'Broadband for the brain' (Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis)
- 'Serious work for serious issues' (Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis)
- 'Relationship Repair' (Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis)
- 'Teaching clients to use Mindfulness skills'
- 'Counselling adults who were sexually abused as children'
- 'Supporting traumatically bereaved children'
- 'Teens and grief'
- 'Seven basic hungers and the purpose of play'
- 'Using creative techniques in counseling'
- 'Transactional Analysis'
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
30-minute assessment is free of charge. £70 for a 50-minute session.