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My name is Judy and I am a qualified, experienced therapist, clinical supervisor and Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy facilitator. I work in a variety of settings supporting clients in exploring issues ranging from family relationships (including being a carer for a friend or family member) and bereavement or loss, to surviving abusive relationships and adjusting to diagnosis of chronic illness such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Coeliac disease.
I work with clients from late teenage to older adult and offer a safe confidential space in which we can work together to help you find a way forward.
I believe that you are the expert in your experiences, so I will not diagnose and attempt to "fix" you, rather I will come along side you and support you in looking at your issues and help you find answers that are meaningful and right for you. I believe that you have your own inner strength, and that we can work together to build on that, enabling you to find solutions that are right for you, both inside and outside of the therapy environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Temenos in Sheffield as a Person-Centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I hold a Level 6 equivalent Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, have successfully completed the BACP’s Certificate of Proficiency examination and am a Registered Member MBACP.
I am a Certified Cyber Therapist having completed 40 hours of assessed training at the On-Line Therapy Institute.
I am a qualified Supervisor with a CPCAB Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
I am a qualified Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy practitioner and member of the Complementary Medical Association. I offer one to one and group sessions to support and enhance mental and physical wellbeing in a safe, non-judegemntal, diversity affirming environment.
I believe all Counsellors/Psychotherapists should continue to enhance their skills throughout their working life, within the last year I have undertaken over 60 hours of training including:-
Gender identity and sexual diversity
Working with Selective Mutism
Counselling across the life span
Neuroscience and the attachment process
Safeguarding young people
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Every individual has their own reason to seek counselling and I am happy to work with you, wherever you are in your life and at your pace.
You may be experiencing a difficult situation in your life, have suffered a bereavement, have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, be struggling with infertility, have experienced a trauma or be going through relationship issues; or you may be unsure of what the “problem” is but be finding life a struggle, perhaps battling anxiety or depression.
I have a particular interest, and experience, in working with neuro-diverse clients, but all clients can be assured of a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where they will be valued and heard as individuals.
Whatever brings you to be searching for a counsellor I offer a counselling relationship that can help you have space to unravel the difficulties, come to see the issues more clearly and find a way “forward”.
£50.00 - £75.00
Concessions offered for
I offer prospective clients an initial session where we can meet and you can decide whether you would like to work together.
Once we have decided to work together sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £50 and will be on the same day and time each week.
I have a limited number of reduced fee appointments available.
When I work
Weekdays daytime and early evening, appointments only. A limited number of reduced fee appointments currently available.
I have a background, and interest, in creative arts and am happy to give clients space to explore their world through writing and image making if this feels more suitable for them.
I offer both long and short term counselling within my private practice, and shorter term work with Employee Assistance Programmes.
Current Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate.
I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and work to the BACP’s Code of Ethics.