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About me

I provide counselling to adults from all walks of life. Counselling provides a safe space to talk openly with a trusted individual who will not judge you, it is not advice it is an environment for you to explore what is happening for you.

The therapy can be short so you can focus on a something specific you want to look at, or open ended and reviewed regularly. We will have an initial appointment to see each other and how we can work together.

I am a member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework and professional standards.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling training started with an introduction course and found it so interesting and rewarding that I continued to study and achieved a Certificate in Counselling, Diploma in Counselling and Diploma in Psychotherapeutics.

As part of my membership for the BACP I attend ongoing training and professional development in including self harm, working with dreams and mindfulness.

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

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individual in-person therapy - £40 (Sessions are usually held weekly and each session is 50 mins long)

When I work

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Derby, Derbyshire, DE1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

English

Online platforms

Zoom