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Ba (hons), MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

About me

With over 20 years experience of dealing with significant life events and complex mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, social phobia, personality disorders and PTSD. I will work with you to help you to achieve your goals.

I will not tell you what to do, or make judgements or assumptions, but I will listen to what is impacting on your life, and will guide you in a way which will help you to process and make sense of what is happening.

What I will do is draw upon my personal and professional experience, knowledge and thorough assessment of your needs and together will help you work through and provide coping strategies to enable you to live the life you want.

The first step is recognising that you may need therapy.

It may be an individual decision, a friend, relative, colleague or medical professional referral. Each client is unique and requires individualised interventions and techniques to assist in your recovery, delivered at your pace.

Counselling is a personal choice and not all therapists work the same way, it is important that you feel comfortable, safe and heard within my dedicated therapy space. My experience of working within public service allows me to understand the impact of unforeseen life changes and stressful situations, including the impact on family and friends. Feel free to contact me with any queries.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, fully insured and a member of both the BACP and NCS. I am an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss and have completed separate training in Bereavement Counselling.  

I have over 20 years experience of dealing first hand with mental health issues and traumatic life events. I adhere to strict professional and ethical guidelines as well as receiving regular clinical supervision and attend regular Continuous Professional Development to ensure I stay up to date with my learning.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

From £35.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are respectful of the services I provide.  Sessions last for 50 mins and are priced at a standard individual rate of £45. 

Please contact me for details of concessionary, couples therapy and corporate rates. 

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer flexible appointments including evenings and weekends. I work online, via telephone and in-person, with home or work visits in certain circumstances.

Further information

I offer face to face working in a covid compliant environment, as well as online.

Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

My dedicated therapy space is fully wheelchair accessible, with access to wheelchair accessible facilities.

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