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BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychology Registered MBACP

About me

Generally

I OFFER A FREE INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION TO ENSURE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND HAVE FOUND THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR YOU.
Sometimes in life, all the situations, challenges and cross roads we once could work through, can start to feel impossible. We may question and doubt ourselves and feelings of anxiety can take over. I use a variety of tools to help you find your confident self, allowing you to feel in control of your life. Together we can build a tool box of skills for you to use when you feel lost or at a dead end. Sometimes we just need a non judgemental person to listen, understand and help us find our happy place, allowing us to gain the skills to help ourselves. 

I am an Integrative Counsellor, allowing me to use various approaches to suit you as an individual. I have completed many workshops and courses enabling me to build many skills, as what may suit one person, may not suit another. I work in Psychodynamic and Person Centred way, working with you as a whole person and where you are at the different stages of life.

I believe in acceptance of everyone. I am open, friendly, gentle and non judgemental, allowing you to feel comfortable, respected and able to open up. I can help you explore, gain insight and reach your goals which at the moment may feel daunting. I love my work and I feel lucky to be able to help others to help themselves.

Bereavement, Loss and Life Changing Situations

My specialism is bereavement, loss and life changing situations.  My experience has shown me that bereavement and loss are often misunderstood and often underestimated.  People often feel that no one understands and this can lead to upset and confusion.

People experience many different types of loss throughout their life and I specialise in enabling people to adjust following bereavement, loss and other life changing situations, focusing on what it is like to be human in a world where time to process grief is usually very limited and seldom understood.

I recognise that it sometimes takes courage to enquire about counselling so I try to be flexible with regard to session times and also to see clients as soon as possible.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training
BA (Hons) Pastoral Counselling & Psychology (First)
MBACP Registered Member
Annual CPD training including adult safeguarding
Level 1 Training in Story-Guided Therapy
Working with Suicide
Bereavement Specific Courses include:
Working with Bereaved Clients (BACP)
Care of the Bereaved Family after the Death of a Baby (Southend University Hospital)
Supporting Parents through Pregnancy Loss and Death of a Baby (Child Bereavement UK)
Teenagers and Bereavement (Child Bereavement UK)
Setting up and Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups (Sobell Study Centre)
Working with the Suicidal Client (Restore)
Specialist Mentor
Annual CPD for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Prevent, Safeguarding, Data Protection

Experience
15 Years experience of bereavement counselling
Over 10 years experience as a private counsellor
5 Years experience of working with young adult students experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harm

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

If after your free no obligation initial telephone consultation, I feel I can help you and you choose to work with me, we will then make arrangements for our first session.  Sessions will last 50 minutes and, from experience, 6-12 sessions are usually sufficient although longer term can sometimes me more effective

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am able to offer more flexibility with online or telephone appointments

I subscribe to Wellola for video counselling.  Wellola provide a secure video portal for client consultations.

Further information

I can offer face-to-face appointments and telephone or online appointments which some clients find more convenient as there are no travel costs involved and can also be more convenient timewise.  

I subscribe to Wellola for video counselling.  Wellola provide a secure video portal for client consultations.

Forres, Moray, IV36

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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