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Turning for help can feel like a frightening leap into the unknown. I understand this fear and can offer a safe, confidential space for self examination and reflection. Together we can explore the difficulties in your life, how they affect your wellbeing and how to move forward in a more genuinely productive and creative way.
I have experience supporting change in people who are suffering from a wide range of emotional and psychological issues including: abuse, anger, depression, loneliness, loss, low self-esteem, panic attacks and work related problems. However we all have our own unique past and present and therefore our own unique pain. Within a psychodynamic framework, my role is to offer you non-judgemental support, I will actively listen and help you to explore the nature of your problem, which is causing you distress. My aim is to help you to challenge and reflect on your experiences in the context of the past as well as the present, so as to deepen your understanding of their roots, gain a better understand of what is going on and find new ways of making sense of things.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of BACP and I subscribe to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice which includes the requirement of regular professional supervision and on going professional development. I have a post graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling and a post diploma qualification in time-limited therapy. I carry full liability insurance.
I have 11 years experience, including working with adults on an individual bases within a large agency and I am current seeing clients in private practice. I am able to offer support of an open-ended nature as well as time limited, focussed work of 6 to 12 sessions, depending on 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
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
Session are for 50 minutes
Sessions are weekly at the same time each week
Initial consultation @ £30
On going individual sessions @ £45