I am a person-centred counsellor and as such, the client is always at the centre of all sessions. I have no agenda when I work with a client: it it always set by you, directed by you. My role is to create a place of safety, where you can be vulnerable and real. I am there to support you through the process, to be by your side as together we explore the issues that are disturbing you.
I have worked with Counselling for Social Change/ Low Cost Counselling Cornwall for 3 years, where I have worked with a wide variety of clients. I have also undertaken training in working with shame and ASIST (suicide first aid).
I am a warm and approachable person. I have worked as a teacher in post-16 education for 35 years and the last 10 years were spent working with disaffected students: my work with them was increasingly pastoral and supportive as much as educational. I have also worked in adult education.
I am happy to use other forms of counselling to support you, in particular Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I offer a half-hour introductory session to clients for £15 with no commitment and I also offer concessionary rates to people in receipt of benefits ( Tax credits, Personal Independence Payments)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have 3 years experience of working as a qualified counsellor and 35 years experience of working in education as a teacher and in pastoral care .
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
One FREE introductory session of 30 mins
£40 per 50 min session
Concessionary rate available: this can be discussed in the introductory session if applicable