M.A., B.A., Cert.Ed., C.H.P., Cert.Coun., T.A.(101), MBACP Senior Accred
Early in my career, I knew that I wanted to become a counsellor.
I began to realise that we all have choices in our lives. Most of us have been given a voice to speak up for our needs but, unfortunately, there are times when we don't listen to our voice and find ourselves in a place that is uncomfortable.
We know that we need to move from that place but don't know how. Often, that is the time when we need another person to speak with.
Counselling offers a safe space to share and talk about anything which is troubling. The safe, private and confidential space is important for a person to listen to him/herself and be listened to by a professional. Only the client knows what hurts and what is going to make it better.
In total, I have worked as a counsellor for thirty three years. I would choose no other vocation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked as a teacher in both junior and secondary schools.
I also worked as a lecturer in Further Education.
1971 - Cert.Ed.
1976 - B.A.
1989 to1990 - Counselling certificates.
1990 - Certificate in Counselling
1991 - Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
1992 - M.A. in Counselling from Keele University.
1992 - T.A. (101)
Between 1989 and 2001, I taught counselling.
1998 BACP Accreditation and am now Senior Accredited.
June 2004 Established my own company 'The Listening Space'
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
I operate a sliding scale £40-£50
I supervise practitioners and students.
Fees for Supervision :
Practitioners £50 p.h £75 for 1hour and half
Students £35 p.h. £45 for 1 hour and half
I organise a Network Day 4 times a year for my supervisees to share issues and experiences. Sometimes, we might have a speaker.
I counsel as an integrative counsellor using person centred therapy, transactional analysis and existentialism.
I meditate daily which maintains balance in my day.