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counselling/Psychotherapist ACCRED MBACP PG Dip and MA

About me

Space for you. Essex based counselling practice.
 
I am a qualified, accredited and experienced counsellor.

I offer counselling, both short and longer term, to individuals for a variety of problems. Sometimes people have specific issues they wish to explore, with someone who has the ability to listen in a confidential and non-judgemental way, independent from friends and family.  At other times people may be worrying excessively, feeling confused, overwhelmed or low in spirit and benefit from sharing their thoughts and feelings in a confidential setting with an experienced counsellor. I have many years experience working in the NHS, with clients who have chronic illness, Chronic Fatigue and Multiple Sclerosis.  And also have an interest in Bereavement and Trauma.

I am accredited with BACP and work within their professional and ethical frameworks.

I am a qualified and accredited Eye movement Desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, I have experience of working with complex trauma.

I welcome you an opportunity to engage in sessions, and to create a therapeutic relationship, gain awareness together of the possibilities to make meaningful changes to your life and together examine the choices available to you.

My approach

I take an integrative approach to counselling, my core training is humanistic, but I integrate other perspectives and techniques in order to be able to meet the needs of each individual. I base my approach on the Person Centred principle, that individuals have the potential for growth and self awareness.

My therapeutic philosophy is influenced by Existential thinking and the ideas that we are challenged with making meaning from our individuality, our strengths, opportunities and limitations.

I aim to help clients access their own resources to deal with life’s challenges, some aspects cannot be changed - but by working together we can gain new understanding and insight into past experiences in order to make different choices for the future.

I qualified other two years ago as a Trauma therapist using EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing, and I have now gained EMDR accreditation, UK and Ireland.

if you have any questions regarding any of this information please contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

* Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
* Masters degree in Counselling
* Training with the Bereavement service
* Training with the Alcohol agency
* CBT training certificate
* I have completed a Relate conversion course, covering Attachment Therapy, Systemic and    Reflective practice
* Completed EMDR therapy UK and Ireland, with Accreditation.                                               * Attachment Narrative Therapy.

I am a registered accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that my practice meets the recognized standard for a competent, ethical and independent practice.

My Experience

At present I am working in the NHS, and have been for many years.  I work within two specialist teams.

I have worked with people who have experienced the following issues; Loss, bereavement, stress, self esteem, anxiety, depression, personal growth and identity issues, ill health, chronic long term conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. and complex Trauma and Trauma.

I have worked for a range of local services: Bereavement, Young Persons counselling service and the Alcohol agency.

The client’s best interests is at the heart of my practice. If I believe that another service or agency would be more appropriate, this will be discussed in the assessment appointment.

I have a special interest in Mindfulness Based Body/Mind work. and bereavement and loss.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

When I work

The location is in Billericay.

I have a range of session availability, that include weekends and evenings.

Further information

Please contact to find out more information.                                                                In he first session - is a space to explore discuss if counselling is something that could be beneficial.

Billericay, Essex, CM12

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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