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MBACP (Reg) (Accred)

About me

You are reading my profile and may be wondering whether you could work with me. It may be that your problems feel too overwhelming to share with anyone and so choosing a counsellor might feel difficult. I will create a safe space where you can choose to explore anything, however worrying. I know that coming to counselling can feel like a big step and that it may have taken a long time for you to reach this point. I will work alongside you in thinking about what you need from me to begin this part of your journey.

As a psychodynamic counsellor, I work with an understanding that unconscious connections arise between client and counsellor which are influenced by early experiences. I believe that these connections can bring about a new awareness and understanding of current difficulties, particularly with regard to relationships. Everyone is different and my approach will depend on your needs and goals.  I work with clients who require long-term psychodynamic counselling however shorter term psychodynamic work of around 20 weeks with a specific focus in mind can be very effective. Clients identify themselves in many different ways and come with a wide range of problems; whatever your difficulty I will work with you as an individual and at a pace that feels manageable for you. I work exclusively online and will assess the suitability of online therapy for your particular needs and goals. 

Choosing a counsellor can feel quite daunting so I offer a free 20 minute call, not counselling, but an opportunity for us to get a sense of whether we think we could work together. The next step, should you wish to proceed, would be for us to arrange a 50 minute assessment. Online counselling is not suitable for everyone; if I considered it not to be appropriate for you, I may suggest alternative sources of support.

Counselling appointments are 50 minutes. When considering your availability, I suggest planning in a little private time before your session and afterwards before returning to work or family. 

If you would like to book an initial 20 minute call or an assessment, please contact me here.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor and a registered member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online). I have worked with relationship and sexual problems, substance misuse and many other addictive behaviours, bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, OCD, anger, self- harm and many other issues. I have worked with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, assault, homicide and other crimes. I also have experience of working with clients serving custodial sentences.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individuals £50 - sessions are 50 mins

When I work

I am currently full and I will not be able to respond to new enquiries.  

Further information

I am currently working exclusively online and by telephone

Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK14

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Please ask about access when you book your appointment.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom