Hello there and thank you for visiting my page. I understand that it is a big step looking for a counsellor and then taking the step towards contacting them. I can assure you of a warm welcome at Journey Counselling.
Counselling is a confidential space for you to address problems in your life and we can work together to help you to explore, get to know yourself and to find solutions and make positive changes that enhances your happiness and wellbeing.
A Bit about Me
I am a Pluralistic Counsellor which means I believe you are the expert in your life. I use a range of therapies in order to find the most suitable therapeutic methods for you to help you to identify, and work towards realising your goals in life.
I have experience of working with clients who have experienced anxiety, trauma, flashbacks, depression, work issues, relationship issues, personal growth issues, acceptance, gender based issues, anger, where you feel events from the past are holding you back, confusion, feelings of overwhelm, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, eating issues, financial issues, difficulty in making decisions, gender issues, sadness, isolation, feeling empty inside, divorce, stress at work, sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, worry, low self-esteem and lack of confidence.
If you would like to discuss further how I work and to explore whether counselling is for you please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their Ethical Framework.
My practice is fully insured and I undertake regular clinical supervision in line with the expectations of my professional body (BACP).
I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor (please see my separate Supervision page).
I hold the following qualifications:
Postgraduate Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling, Certificate in Counselling Studies 3 CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). CPCAB Counselling Skills Certificate 2, CPCAB, Coaching for Counsellors, Online Therapy, Comprehensive Resource Model for the Treatment of Complex PTSD, COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate, BA Degree in Community Education.
In addition to the above I have undertaken further training in suicide awareness, LGBT Awareness, Diversity Awareness, Counselling Supervision Certificate, Working with clients with Dissociative Identity Disorders (DID), Dissociation in Children and Adolescents, Running Mindfulness Groups, Working with Young People in the LGBT Community. I am committed to undergoing continuing professional development.
I have over 20 years experience in various Social Care and Advocacy roles in the Public Sector and Third Sector. Prior to setting up my own private counselling Practice I have worked in various third sector roles as a counsellor with clients who had suffered trauma in their lives through institutional abuse, rape, sexual assault. I have a special interest in working with the effects of trauma and PTSD.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
I can offer you a short, free telephone consultation which will give you a chance to chat to talk through whether counselling sessions are the way ahead for you.
Thereafter counselling sessions are £45 per sessions: each session will last for 1 hour and will take place in a safe, confidential setting.
My fees for supervision work is £50 with a reduced fee of £45 for full-time students on limited incomes.