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BSc, Dip.Couns. MBACP

About me

Are you feeling stuck or unmotivated? Have you anxiety that feels overwhelming? Opening up to someone you don’t know can seem daunting. I offer you accepting and warm support to explore different aspects of yourself. I believe that talking with someone in a non judgemental space increases awareness around the parts that seem stuck. Together we can explore ways of you feeling less overwhelmed. I am a humanistic counsellor and believe that we are all uniquely different and will adapt my way of working to who you are.

Part of our work together may involve exploring differing thoughts and feelings and some experiences from your past and how they affect you now.

I offer a 30 minute free introductory phone call or online session from which we can discuss what your aims for the sessions might be and how I can work with you on this journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a diploma and BSc in humanistic counselling and am registered with BACP.  As well as working privately, I have volunteered for various counselling organisations, including a bereavement setting for 4 years and an LGBT+ organisation. 

I have a background in working within the health sector, specifically in a cancer setting. I have some understanding of how physical health can affect mental wellbeing. My background of working within a women wellness sector also informs my practice as a counsellor. i am passionate about providing mental health support for women who are experiencing menopaual changes within their bodies.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per session

Free 30 min. initial online or telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Afternoon
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I can offer early morning sessions from 8am on some days. I also have availability on Wednesday evenings

Further information

*Due to the current situation with Covid-19 I am only offering zoom sessions.

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults