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Adv Dip Couns, Reg.MBACP, ACC

About me

People still want and need counselling even though there is a crisis happening due to Covid-19 and so I am offering sessions online via Zoom or by telephone if you prefer.

Are you overwhelmed? Worried? Depressed? Struggling with relationships? Counselling can help. I am a skilled and compassionate counsellor providing individual and couples therapy in Wells, Somerset. I offer a safe and confidential space where you can come and make sense of what's troubling you or causing you pain.

Individual counselling

People seek counselling for a number of reasons - often they are anxious, down, and struggling to keep going on some days. These people can find counselling helps them get back on track so that they function 'normally' again.  For others, life just seems so much harder than it needs to be and they seek counselling to understand why that is and change it. Very often, people are weighed down by the 'baggage' of their past and they come to counselling to free themselves up from this. Others  seek counselling because they want to develop themselves into a better person.

Whatever your reason for considering counselling, I offer a counselling approach which is tailored to suit you. I offer a non-judgemental and respectful space to talk and I believe no issue is too small or trivial for counselling.

I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I work with a variety of different approaches depending on what's needed. I draw from Humanistic/Person-centred, Gestalt, CBT and Transactional Analysis approaches. I also offer in depth inner child work.

Many clients find that talking through their issues is enough to help them make sense of it all, look at it from a different angle and find ways of bringing life back into balance again. If you want something different from just talking, then I offer other, creative and imaginative ways of working which are aimed at helping you to express yourself and unlock insights into what's going wrong for you. These include guided visualisation, roleplaying, drawing and painting, sandplay and working with models.


Couples counselling

Couples often struggle with communication issues. It may be that one, or both parties just doesn't feel listened to by the other, or it may be that one, or both, finds it  hard to express what they really mean.  Counselling is very good at helping couples find better ways of communicating.

I work with couples on a range of issues, including:
- communication
- sexual problems
- affairs and infidelity
- pornography
- separation/divorce
- step-families.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Phsychotherapy) and also the ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors).

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

I have completed many years of counselling training and achieved formal qualifications of:

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate in Counselling (Coventry university)


I have also completed training in:

  • Counselling survivors of sexual abuse
  • Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Sandplay
  • Transpersonal counselling
  • Couples counselling

Over the last 15 years, I have worked in a number of counselling centres in Birmingham, Exeter and Exmouth and  I have also provided counselling for several church organisations.

Member organisations

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees per session are:

Individuals £50
Couples £60

When I work

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

43 Portway, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2BB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

The counselling room is wheelchair accessible, but there is a step up to access the toilet facilities. However, Toilet facilities are available in a nearby supermarket.