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BAHons. P.G.C.E. DipCoun MBACP

About me

Hello.

I've been a counsellor in Surrey for twelve years and have recently moved to Warwickshire. My work addresses a broad range of issues. I've particularly had a lot of experience working with clients suffering depression or anxiety or with relationship difficulties.  I have also been working with clients on the Autistic Spectrum.

I hope you will find counselling  to be a very positive experience. My approach is warm, sensitive and very understanding. I'd like you to always feel free to ask questions and let me know any worries or doubts you may have about counselling. You will experience a safe, confidential space to explore any thoughts that have been going round your head, difficult feelings and any dilemmas you are struggling with. With regard to booking sessions, I offer a flexible approach, as I understand we all live busy and complicated lives.

In addition to general issues, such as depression and anxiety,my specialist field is working with clients with Autistic Spectrum issues and Aspergers Syndrome. This includes parents of children with Autistic Spectrum issues, siblings and partners. I have many years of experience, understanding and knowledge of Autism and disability. I developed my knowledge through my work as a Portage teacher and developing a charity. I also set up and ran a programme of Applied Behavioural Analysis for my own son with Autism.

My previous career has included setting up and managing a charity offering emotional support to parents of children with disabilities. I've also been a careers advisor and a teacher within both mainstream and special needs settings. I was a school governor at a secondary school for students with severe learning disabilities.

More recently, I have been a counsellor for students at the Orpheus Centre (an inspiring Performing Arts College for students with disabilities), and at Epsom Hospital's Macmillan Centre.

Currently I am able to offer counselling in person in Grandborough, near Rugby or via Zoom or over the phone.

Do drop me an email, a text or phone if you'd like to find out more or book an initial session.
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Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications include

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (awarded by NESCOT, accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Advanced Counselling Certificate, East Surrey College

B.A. Hons. degree in Classics from Bristol University

A Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Bristol Polytechnic

Qualifications in Portage teaching, Careers advice and Applied Behavioural Analysis.

For more information about my previous experience, please see my website.

Member organisations

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Autism
Diagnosis of disability
Aspergers Syndrome
Experience of loss
Change
Illness
Grief
Step families
Young people
Life changes and transition
Exam/study stress
Isolation
Social Anxiety
Rejection
Guilt
Shame

Issues relating to social media

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60 per 50 minutes



When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer day-time  availability from Monday to Friday.

Grandborough, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom