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(reg. MBACP)

About me

Welcome to my profile.

Starting counselling can feel like a daunting experience, but you've already made the first step by searching for a counsellor.  To help to put you at ease, I offer a free initial conversation, where I will answer any questions you have and we can assess if I can help you.

I'm a fully qualified counsellor, and I use a person-centred approach, which means I provide a safe, confidential space, so you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement.  I will work with you through whatever you bring to your sessions, with warmth, acceptance, so you feel listened to and are able to share the issues that are troubling you.

I have a deep interest in the mind / body relationship, particularly in areas of anxiety and trauma. I use mindfulness techniques, to connect clients with their bodies, and the sensations they may be experiencing.  Where appropriate, I assist clients in understanding their bodies reaction and the physical processes that may be causing this, which can help clients regain control and reduce anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology
  • Post Graduate Diploma Psychology
  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
  • Rewind Technique - for treating phobias and trauma
  • Complex Trauma Certificate - Level 1 (CCTP)

Experience

I have experience with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, family issues, prenatal & post-natal depression, phobias, addiction, social anxiety and stress.

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

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free initial conversation (up to 15 minutes), so we can assess if we can work together.

£45 per 50 minute session

For a single Rewind session for phobias or traumatic memory - £65 for up to 90 minutes.

When I work

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I offer day and evening sessions

Message me to arrange a time, so we can discuss how I can help you

I  will try to respond within 24 hours and normally book your first session within 1 week.

Further information

I am a registered member of British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy, and adhere to their Code of Ethics.

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10

Doncaster, DN5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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