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PGDip/Psych, MBACP, UKCP

About me

You may be going through a particularly difficult time; you may be feeling lost in your life; or you may just feel the need to talk and be heard. Whatever your specific circumstances, I feel that being offered a safe and non-judgemental space to just be who you are can be helpful and healing for most people, and that is what I can offer.

My approach

I work primarily in a person-centred way, letting you take the lead and creating an environment of warmth, empathy and understanding, which helps pave the way forward in our journey together.

During our first session I will work with you to outline what it is you would like from therapy, and if you want, set some goals for outcomes you would like to see. You may not know at this point what you want from therapy but just feel the need to offload, and that is fine. Things are likely to become clearer as we progress.

We may use your family/relationship history to look at behaviour patterns and work on how to change these if they no longer work for you. We may work creatively using the imagination, art or your dreams to get a deeper understanding of your inner psyche. Please know that we would only employ these techniques at your own pace, and if you felt comfortable and willing to do so. The sessions are yours.

Training, qualifications & experience

With 18 years experience of working with adults from all walks of life, I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working using a variety of techniques and approaches.

My background is mainly in the field of mental health, however I have worked in many different settings and seen clients from all sorts of backgrounds and circumstances.

I hold a post-graduate diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (the course is BACP & UKCP accredited) along with a degree in psychology.
I am a registered member of both BACP and UKCP (accredited) and adhere to their ethical practices. I also have regular clinical supervision.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £65.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

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various availability daytimes and evenings

Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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