I offer a counselling service, based in Consett, Co, Durham.
I am a Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), working within the ethical framework of the BACP. The counselling orientation is of an Integrative / Person-Centred Approach to ensure that the individual needs of a client are best served.
I value an approach which is a collaborative effort between counsellor and client to find an effective way forward. The well-being of a client is the primary consideration at all times.
My room is within the Innovation Centre, Consett.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Honours) Counselling - New College Durham/Leeds Metropolitan University
- Certificate of Proficiency / BACP
- Registered MBACP
- Diploma in Supervision Studies
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
Flexible appointments available.
Usually a person chooses to enter into counselling because they are experiencing difficulties and stress in their day to day lives at work or at home, or perhaps both. Even with the support of friends and family, difficulties may cause anxiety or depression and it can often be beneficial to discuss matters with a person who is totally independent of family and friends. Life issues may include bereavement, relationship difficulties, redundancy, health issues, or work related stress or bullying.
Indeed, any issue which is greatly troubling a person can bring them to a counsellor.