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About me

I work online with clients of all ages from 6 to 96.  I also use a counselling room in Hereford for face to face patients. 

My training was integrative, which means that I trained in different styles of counselling.  I have a 'toolbox' of techniques to help my clients achieve their goals.  

I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Densitisation and Reprocessing, which is a great therapy that was first developed to treat PTSD but that I have used to successfully treat anxiety, panic, OCD, and the list goes on.  Using eye movement EMDR helps create new connections between brain’s memory networks, enabling the brain to process the traumatic memories.  EMDR enhances the natural healing ability of the brain. This natural therapy has proved to help clients in a few short sessions.  

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling

Certificate in EMDR

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

45 pounds payable in advance by paypal for online sessions.

45 pounds cash payable in the session for face to face sessions

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

For any students that want to work online I offer a reduction in prices.  Please message me for details.

Belmont, Hereford, HR2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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