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Integrative Counsellor - Dip.Couns MBACP

About me

In these times we are currently facing stress, anxiety, depression and panic attacks are being experienced by many of us. The world can feel unsafe and uncertain, and our resilience depleted. If you are experiencing any of these issues please know that you are not alone; help and support is available for you.

I offer face to face sessions at my counselling room in Olney, or online/ telephone counselling depending on the needs of each client.

I am an integrative humanistic therapist with a person centered core, meaning I am able to draw upon different types of counselling to suit my client’s individual needs while keeping the relationship between myself and my clients at the very heart of my practice. I can bring elements of CBT and TA (Transactional Analysis) in to sessions where appropriate, and also work creatively, using sandtray and other creative exercises to help reach new insights.

I wholeheartedly believe in empowering clients to seek out the answers and truths they need and are ready for, to overcome challenges faced and connect to the courage to work through pain; sometimes pain that may have been held for many years.

When given a safe and supportive environment I believe that we all have the strength and resources we need within us, and my aim and commitment to my clients is to facilitate this journey by promoting a warm, non-judgmental and non-threatening space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in safety. I will be alongside you each step of the way.

I work with both adults and young people (from 12 years old) and have experience of working with a range of issues, including:

·     Anxiety

·     Panic attacks

·     OCD

·     Shame

·     Low self esteem

·     Bereavement

·     Trauma

·     Abuse

·     Self harm

·     Relationship issues

I am committed to ongoing professional development and training to ensure I am able to best help my clients in the ways they need, my most recent training areas have been:

·     Working with Shame

·     The Body and Trauma

·     Working at Relational Depth

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • OCN accredited Community Support Worker - CHUMS Child Bereavement, Trauma and Emotional Well Being Service (2015)

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

Fees

Additional information

£40 per session

When I work

Tuesday evening

Wednesday morning and afternoon

Further information

I am a part of the Bodhispace therapeutic practice in Olney - please see link below for more information:

https://www.bodhispace.co.uk/for-therapy-professionals/our-therapists/

Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults