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MBACP (Accred) PG Cert Supervision

About me

Hi.  Are you looking to find someone to talk to who isn't a friend or family member?  Are you anxious or depressed?  Do you have a problem with a relationship? Have you lost someone close to you or are you struggling with an addiction? If so, maybe I can help.

I offer a caring, respectful, sensitive and non-judgemental counselling service that can help you through a difficult period of your life.  Counselling offers the chance to talk things through, in confidence, so that with support you can work out the best way forward for you.

I have many years of experience of supporting individuals and couples with anxiety and depression, addiction problems, relationship issues, work related stress and burnout, bereavement, spirituality, sexuality/gender and self/identity issues.

Each client I work with is unique and as such counselling is tailored to individual need.  Some clients will need only one or two sessions to help whereas others may prefer to work over a longer time frame. 

How do we start?
Your first session is a "getting to know you" session. This gives you the opportunity to consider whether we can work together. It is important for you to feel comfortable with me and that you have the space you need in order to talk through the concerns that are distressing you.

The first session is also used to talk together about what you want to achieve from counselling and how best we can work towards this.

Your Counselling Sessions
Counselling sessions last for one hour. This is your time to discuss what is on your mind. As an integrative counsellor, (meaning I work with a variety of approaches based on your need), while I do not give advice or tell you what to do, I may suggest exercises, activities or resources to help you find the right way forward for you.

We all have busy lives these days, and I understand that it is not always practical or easy to make time to travel to my counselling room.  Therefore after the initial session, and if it is felt to be appropriate I can offer counselling via Skype, Facetime or phone.

As your counsellor, I will regularly review your needs with you so that we can jointly assess progress and what further action, if any, may be needed.

Training, qualifications & experience


EXPERIENCE

  • 10 years in Private Counselling Practice - individuals, older adults and couples
  • 20 years NHS experience
  • Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural and short term therapy - through Employee Assistance Programs
  • Counselling Supervisor


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Addictions Counselling
  • Critical Incident Diploma
  • Workplace Mediation Certificate

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

Additional information

Individual - £40.00


Couples - £50.00


Supervision - £45 per 1-1/2 hours


Reduced rates available for student counsellors seeking personal therapy or supervision.
   


Contract and organisations - fees by negotiation

When I work

Available Mondays and Fridays 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.

Available Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Further information

Comfortable and private counselling rooms in the centre of Alsager, Cheshire.
Skype sessions by arrangement
Early morning, and evening sessions available.
Fully insured

Office 12, Building 1, Radway Green Business Centre, Alsager, Cheshire, CW2 5PR

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

On ground floor with access ramp

Supervision

In person
Online

As a supervisor I work from a Person-Centred approach.

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