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I have been working with clients since 2004, in private practice as well as in large Counselling Agencies. I work with Individuals and Couples. I trained as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I tailor my approach to suit the client, working as appropriate. We are all different and one model does not necessarily suit all.
I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for working through, reflecting and exploring life issues and relationships. Every client is unique, and therefore every therapeutic relationship is also unique.
I have experienced working with:
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Postnatal depression, Fertility issues, Identity problems, Loss, Personal development, Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Eating disorders, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationship issues, Sexuality issues, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's specific Issues, Work related issues, Drug and Alcohol Addictions, Childhood issues.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with that first step, and it's often the hardest one to take. We live in a society that is more isolating and pressured than before. There might be a feeling that there is something "wrong" with wanting support and help with life issues and that somehow one should have to be self-sufficient. We all need help and support at times to find a more objective and balanced perspective; this is at times difficult to find on our own. As a counsellor, it is always a privilege to be able to facilitate change and help clients to become more self-aware, discover and find their own solutions.
We will have an initial meeting where we can look at the issues you might want to explore. It is also an opportunity to get a feeling for how I work without an obligation to carry on. I work in open-ended, long-term or short-term with a fixed set of number of sessions. I see my clients weekly for 50 minute sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in 2005 and hold a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have undergone further training in brief or short term counselling, CBT and Couples Counselling.
I have worked with adults aged between 18-80 with a multitude of presenting issues. I also work with couples on resolving difficulties and I have also helped couples with separation when appropriate.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I adhere to Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am committed to ongoing training for continued professional development and I attend regular workshops in a multitude of topics. I also attend supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines. I have full liability insurance.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in addiction and my background is in working with alcohol dependency and substance abuse. I am familiar with the Twelve Step Recovery Program of AA, NA and OA and other fellowships.
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individual session, 50 minutes @ £55.00
Couples session, 60min @ £75.00
When I work
I work Monday to Thursday and I have both Morning and Afternoon sessions available as well as evenings.