(MBACP Accred); ADCC; CTT; PCE-CfD Individual & Couples Counsellor
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Being trained psychodynamically, enables me to look at patterns & ways of coping that you may have used in the past but that are repeating, unconsciously and often unhelpfully, in the present. Often these come to light when a crisis, such as bereavement; the end of a relationship; redundancy or illness, occurs. Perhaps an overwhelm of anxiety, depression & panic attacks has led you to this page now...
By offering an authentic, non-judgemental & confidential space I can help you to explore the difficult feelings & emotions which you are experiencing, to enable you to understand and process what is occurring now in order to navigate a way differently into the future.
Deciding to come into counselling can often feel daunting. I have also been in your shoes! Therefore I am always happy to meet you for an initial free chat, by telephone or online, so that you can get to know me and the way I work before you commit to anything.
The number of sessions you may wish or need are entirely down to you. At present I am offering virtual meetings only, but will resume face to face as soon as it is safe to do so.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychodynamically trained counsellor, with many years of experience in the NHS, Higher Education Sector and at Living Well, a charity who support LGBTQ+ clients, including clients living with HIV.
I am also qualified as a Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Practitioner, have an Advanced Diploma in Couples Counselling & Psychosexual Therapy from the Naos Institute, and a British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Trauma treatments.
I work integratively and can teach techniques, including CBT and mindfulness skills, to better help you challenge and manage the emotional stress of everyday life.
As an Accredited Member of the BACP, I adhere strictly to their Ethical Framework which supports the importance of safety, confidentiality, respect, and equality.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I read for a Gender Studies with Comparative Religious Studies (BA Hons) & worked for the BBC World Service, making radio programmes.
Registered / Accredited
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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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community.
£75.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£75 per 50 minute session for individuals
£120 per 75 minute session for couples
Some concessions available if space allows. Please ask.
Sessions are required to be paid for in advance, and still need to be paid, if cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
When I work
Weekdays and evenings. Possibility of weekend work, by prior arrangement.