MA; MBACP (Acc'd) Counsellor, Therapist, Supervisor, & Coach
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Please note ALL sessions take place via Zoom and FaceTime until further notice. Fifty-minute sessions are available and I also work with the following insurance companies: Vitality, Aviva, Aetna, WPA, Bupa and AXA.
The Covid pandemic has changed the way counselling, psychotherapy and change work are practiced and experienced. I want to say there have been some real benefits to working online so don't be put off. Exploration at depth still takes place, in the comfort of your own space, without the challenge of getting to and from appointments, travel time and the expense of parking. We have also found that some clients feel less of the intensity and pressure that being 'in the room' can create. Above all else the work is still confidential, boundaried and effective.
About the work:
I am BACP registered/accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 12 years experience working in a range of professional settings. I am also a Staff Counsellor for Anglia Ruskin University both in Cambridge and Chelmsford. Bringing together my training in a variety of approaches my style of therapy is tailored to aid you to explore at depth your unique feelings, thoughts, needs, dilemmas and challenges that you may experiencing right now.
I provide a confidential space for you to:
- explore the issues and difficulties that life, relationships, and some patterns of behaviour create.
- gain greater understanding, emotional clarity and increased self-awareness.
- create an opportunity to make changes in your life with confidence and support.
My work is open to anyone over the age of 18years who is struggling with life at the moment. I also work with groups and couples.
Here are just some of the issues that I work with:
- relationship difficulties (inc romantic, friendship, family, work-related, present & historical)
- anxiety, panic & stress
- divorce and separation
- decision making & life choices
- gender and sexuality
- self-esteem and confidence issues
- abuse - present & historical
- health anxieties & illness
Couples therapy can provide invaluable insight into the workings of your relationship, whether familial, friendship, romantic, marriage. How we relate to one another has a profound impact on our wellbeing and function in the world and choosing the option to look at it more deeply is a courageous step. Couples counselling is offered to any couple wishing to take a deep look at their relationship and its workings. Whilst the past necessarily influences the present, my approach with couples is to work in the here and now and explore the intricate dynamic between you such as:
- What habits of relating do you have individually and together?
- What patterns have you fallen into? What matters to you most?
- How do you hear one another? Where are you not hearing?
- What do you want from each other?
- What are you experiencing in your body as you relate to each other.
Lecturer/Trainer: I have trained counsellors to degree level and I am currently a registered tutor at Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education and offer a variety of workshops in counselling and philosophy.
Writer: I am also a writer and have published articles and reviews about therapy in professional journals, co-edited a book and written chapters in others. I have also written a book titled Fifty Minutes (June 2020). More details can be found on my website www.theexperientialtherapist.com
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP registered and accredited membership
BACP Accredited Register
Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision: Accredited Institute for Individual Psychology (ASIIP); Certificate in Supervision: An Integrative Approach - Accredited ASIIP; Certificate Evidence-based Cognitive Hypnotherapy (BPS approved); Couples Training: The Relational Academy; Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling (BACP accredited) ; Diploma CBT ; MA Humanities ; BA (Hons) in English & Philosophy; Certificate Training & Development
I attend a minimum of 30hours continued professional development per year in accordance with my professional association requirements.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a qualified and experienced supervisor. Please click on the website link for more details: www.theexperientialtherapist.com
Mon - Fri - £70 fifty minute session;
Mon - Fri - £90 fifty minute session.
Mon - Fri - £60 per hour.
Payment is made by electronic transfer to reach the account by the time of your appointment.
One week's notice of cancellation is required.
When I work
Monday to Friday