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Dip Integrative Arts Counsellor (MBACP), Mindfulness Trainer

About me

Thank you for viewing my details. I run a confidential and compassion-based practice in a safe and secure environment for those experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship problems.

My work and experience as an Integrative therapist, of over 19 years can provide you with short and open-ended counselling and Mindfulness Training as well as other psychological interventions including Transactional Analysis (the method of understanding how we communicate with others and how others communicate with us and the positive or negative effects this can have on our emotional state, self-esteem and ability to function with emotional resilience) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

It can be very hard to make the decision to enter into therapy but making that first step is the step to understanding the very nature of how the mind works and what we can do to be effective in changing negative thought patterns and unwanted belief systems.

The experience you will have when working with me is underpinned by my own life experiences that have guided me to work with young people and adults and knowing this you can feel confident that you are with a qualified therapist who will listen at a deeper level with an open heart and acceptance.

Working with Compassion and Acceptance is at the heart of the therapeutic interventions I offer and I encourage all my clients to engage in the practice of Mindfulness to use as a lifelong tool to manage anxiety and stress, this, of course, has to be a personal choice and can be agreed at the beginning of your sessions with me.

As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to its Code of Conduct and Ethical Practices. I respect all genders and, sexual orientations, ethnicities, religions and other personal differences. Supervision and professional training are regularly attended.

I am now able to offer Eye Movement desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This method on the humanistic approach is a client-centred approach and helps clients accelerate the processing of traumatic, frozen memories and resolves fixed negative behavioural patterns. This approach is based on Carl Rogers' postulation that humans have a natural and innate desire to grow and integrate experiences, a desire which can develop in a safe setting. The guided EMDR process supports the precise observation and differentiated experiencing of internal processes as well as a reflective understanding and acceptance of links of the links and connections relating to their condition.

Clients often report spontaneous insights into themselves which are linked to the traumatic memories, which empower them to comprehend and integrate new feelings, thoughts and actions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Dip. Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts.
  • Cert. The Emotional Needs of the Child: Assessment and Action Planning.
  • Dip. Counselling.
  • Cert. Meridian Therapies (EFT).
  • Cert. Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguist Programming.
  • Cert. Practitioner of Neuro-linguist Programming.

Additional Training:

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 750930
  • Cognitive Therapy: Best Practices: CBT for Depression & Suicide.
  • Mindfulness Training.
  • Running Mindfulness Group Training.
  • Multi Agency Safeguarding Children Foundation Training.
  • Advanced Drawing & Talking Therapy.

Membership:

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 750930

Experience:

  • School counselling in school and clinical settings.
  • NHS: Providing individual therapy to young people and families.
  • Private practice for young people and adults.
  • Mindfulness Training.
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Consultant to Schools.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am now able to offer Eye Movement desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This method on the humanistic approach is a client-centred approach and helps clients accelerate the processing of traumatic, frozen memories and resolves fixed negative behavioural patterns. This approach is based on Carl Rogers' postulation that humans have a natural and innate desire to grow and integrate experiences, a desire which can develop in a safe setting. The guided EMDR process supports the precise observation and differentiated experiencing of internal processes as well as a reflective understanding and acceptance of links of the links and connections relating to their condition.

Clients often report spontaneous insights into themselves which are linked to the traumatic memories, which empower them to comprehend and integrate new feelings, thoughts and actions.

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

Initial Assessment. (60 minutes) £60

Individual Counselling. (50 minutes) £50

EMDR Therapy. (60 minutes) £60 per hour

Individual Mindfulness Training. (60 minutes) £60

Group Mindfulness Training. (Please apply for course dates)

1-1 sessions usually take place once a week, ideally on the same day and time

Please feel free to contact me for a free 10-minute telephone consultation.

I also offer concessions and reduced rates for students and people who are on a reduced income and/or receiving benefits. Please email or call for further information.

Cancellation Policy: Minimum 48 hours notice is required to change or cancel your appointment. If less than 24 hours is given the full session fee will be payable.

When I work

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Day and evening appointments available between 10 am and 6 pm

Further information

I offer counselling sessions, Mindfulness training and EMDR therapy in Harlow CM17.

Availability:

Monday to Friday 10 am To 6 pm.

Harlow, Essex, CM17

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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