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As I sit and write this I wonder if these are the right words. We all have good days and bad days, good weeks and bad weeks. Sometimes those days need to be talked about so we can make sense of them. When we have a broken leg or a chest infection we treat it with a plaster cast or antibiotics, when we have worries, trauma, depression, any mental health issues it is more than OK to treat it with psychotherapy and counselling. It is the right things to take time to heal our minds as well as our bodies. Here at Wright Minds we'll help you to do just that
What I Offer
I offer an integrative counselling service with a person centred focus but use methods from CBT, critical incident stress management support, supervision, trauma informed therapy and mindfulness to adapt my counselling practise to the needs of each individual client. I use them in conjunction with the client’s aims of therapy to provide a tailored therapeutic environment for each individual.
I have particular experience with life changing illness, bullying, loss of any kind, bereavement (including pets), relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and life changing issues as well as trauma.
I have been working as a counsellor for over 14 years now and have over 6,000 hours of counselling experience with clients from age 4 upwards. I have worked as a staff counsellor in the NHS, as a volunteer counsellor for a sheltered housing organisation helping people with mental health and addiction issues return to their everyday lives. I have also worked for a bereavement, loss and life changing illness charity and I have been working as a teaching fellow in counselling.
How I work
I work with clients on any issues they wish to bring. I believe the client should set the agenda. I am happy to let the client lead their sessions or be a guide for them if they wish. Everyone is an individual and thus every therapeutic relationship formed is as individual as they are. I offer free telephone consultations to discuss your therapy and if I am the right therapist for you, what you wish to achieve and discuss our contract, these usually last no longer than 30 minutes.
I am also a registered and accredited member of the BACP and work within their professional boundaries and guidelines for ethical practise.
Sessions last 60 minutes. I will try to work with you to arrange a session time that suits your schedule.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Counselling Psychology
- Certificate in Supervision
- Certificate in Trauma Informed Therapy
- Certificate and Diploma in Mindfulness
- Certificate and Diploma in CBT
- Diploma in anxiety management
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 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
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
£35.00 - £40.00
Concessions offered for
Counselling £40 full price, £35 concessions
Accepting clients from Insurance providers and Employee assist programs, BUPA, Care-First, Health Assured, PAM, Health Hero, TERC.
When I work
By appointment, daytime or evenings can be arranged to suit client