Starting counselling can be a daunting thought and finding the right counsellor equally so. There are many great counsellors offering a range of therapies. But finding the right one can be baffling. It’s helpful to look at a range of counsellors, to chat with them and to find out if you will “make a match”. It's worth thinking about location, cost, gender, cultural identity, professional registration, short or long term work, solid qualifications and the photo!
It’s because central to counselling is the relationship you develop with your counsellor. Regardless of the approach research suggests that if the relationship is strong, reciprocal, warm and sometimes challenging then change, clarity and growth may occur.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma Counselling
- CertHE Counselling
- BA (Hons)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
£45 per hour