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MBACP, BA (Hons), FdSc Humanistic Counselling

About me

I have experienced challenges personally and vicariously through close family members.  Via these intense moments of anxiety and uncertainty I have managed to find my way through studying art philosophy and developing my own self awareness, a key element to growth.  This has lead to a passionate interest and career delivering counselling and psychotherapy to my clients.

​My experience has been working with both adolescents and adults exploring a myriad of complex life challenges.

Contacting a counsellor is a big step, but it’s important to understand that Counselling is a process of listening, understanding, and empathising without prejudice or opinion. It is a safe harbour in which to share life’s daily challenges with somebody you know will not only listen to you but more importantly ‘hear’ you whilst experiencing unconditional trust and support.  Counselling can help you discover the tools to help build healthy connections with the important people in your life.  In short, a good counselling relationship can bring you back to you.

​If you have things on your mind that you haven’t been able to share or figure out on your own, Counselling could be a good option for you. If you decide it is - I would be delighted to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the BACP
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, UCA, Farnham
  • Access to Humanistic Counselling, Guildford H&FE
  • FdSc Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy from
  • Greenwich University
  • I hold a DBS Certificate 

Experience: 

  • Youth Counsellor with NHS (Sept 2016 - 2021)
  • Counsellor at Reading University Wellbeing Centre (Ongoing)

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

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

20 mins consultation - free

50 mins online or face to face - £55.00

When I work

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I work between the hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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