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Fully Qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP

About me

My aim is to provide a quiet, calm space where you can feel safe and comfortable enough to share things about your life that could be bothering you or just plain getting in your way. I believe that counselling is about giving you some time time to be really listened to and help you find a way through the bits of life that we all find challenging.

I’m very down to earth and will never push you to share or do anything that you don’t want to. I’m not here to judge you and believe there are often an infinite number of sides to every story and situation.

I enjoy working with all ages and every stage of life. No matter your situation or background I’m confident we can find a way to work together effectively.

I am also very happy to work with young people and have done lots of specialist work in this area over the last 6 years. I’m early 30s myself and experienced many mental health issues as a teenager. I’ve spent a great deal of time trying to work with families to make some small impact on preventing that for our current younger generation, and the distraught parents who are desperate for help.

I’m also happy to discuss lower rates for people on a lower income or for people in education. I think it’s incredibly important we all have access to mental health support.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified counsellor / psychotherapist who is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) as well as a specific BACP Children, Young People & Famillies member.

I am very experienced in working with anxiety and low mood. Feelings of loneliness and helplessness.

I’ve also done a number of further development courses around CBT Therapy, Safeguarding young people & vulnerable adults, Self Harm, Body Image issues, Building Self Esteem and Eating Disorders. I’m also a freelance artist and have done courses in Art Therapy.

If you would like to discuss anything or ask any questions at all I’d be very happy to receive a text, email or phone call. I know deciding to seek help from someone like me can be really daunting so I honestly am happy to talk about and hopefully eradicate any fears or anxieties you may have.

Also happy to provide counselling sessions online and provide follow up support Sessions via phone or instant messenger. I have found this very successful when working with young people. I think it’s important to be flexible and try and meet them in a place they feel most comfortable.

I know that having high levels of anxiety can mean that you would rather not have to leave home and I think it’s important to cater for that.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

From £40.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Per hour session -

First step is to book an initial session to talk about what you would like to get out of counselling and check you are happy to work with me.

Adult 1 hour session - £50

Under 18s - £55

low income rates to be agreed prior to initial meeting.

When I work

Flexible availability - week days, evenings and weekends

Further information

If you are feeling scared or anxious about tackling whatever it is that is causing you to read my profile today then please know that I promise to treat your worries with the greatest of respect and sometimes even just having someone really listen to you talk can make the world of difference.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Axminster, Devon, EX13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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