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MA, BSc Psych. (1st class Hons.), MBACP, MBPsS

About me

I trained as a person-centred counsellor / psychotherapist at the University of East Anglia (UEA) having first studied other disciplines, including psychoanalytic and integrative perspectives. I have a background in the fine arts and came to counselling initially as a client myself. I have first-hand knowledge of the value that a trusted, compassionate therapist can have in enabling growth, fresh perspectives and a letting-go of what can sometimes be long-held emotional pain.

I will work with you at your own pace – I have no expectations and do not impose theories or unrealistic targets. You are free to experience what comes up for you in a supportive, accepting environment. Person-centred thinking, while not the only therapeutic approach I draw upon, entrusts power to the client, seeing them as ‘expert’ in their own unique journey to recovery. My lead, therefore, will come from you and what you wish to bring – in whatever form.

I work in private practice near Halesworth, Suffolk and in central Norwich and also teach - I am a tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma at The Norwich Centre for Personal and Professional Development and have previously taught at the University of East Anglia. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I look forward to working with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Couns.)
BSc Psychology (1st Class Hons)

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

Additional information

Initial Exploratory (singles only): £20; 30-40 mins

Singles: £45 per hour session

Couples: £55 per hour / £75 per 1.5 hours

Supervision: £45 per hour / £65 per 1.5 hours

When I work

Monday - Friday: daytimes and some evenings

Further information

Memberships:

MBACP
MBPsP

Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19

Norwich, NR2 1NR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations