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About me

I am a person-centred counsellor with over 15 years of experience, working with adults, young people and children. I will offer you non-judgemental regard and empathy, helping to build a relationship where you can talk freely in a warm, caring and confidential space about any problems or issues that are affecting you.This can help you make informed changes or choices if you so wish.

My introductory session is free and will last for up to an hour. I can offer daytime,evening or weekend sessions. I offer telephone or Zoom sessions at the rate of £40 per hour session, with the introductory session of 45 minutes to 1 hour being free. During the introductory session, I will explain about the counselling process and about what I can offer. You will have the opportunity to tell me about yourself and what issues you want to work on during the sessions. You will also have the chance to decide whether you feel that you can talk to me about yourself and your life. There is no obligation to continue with sessions if you don’t wish after this introductory session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies(Counselling)Bath Spa University
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling
  • Accredited Member of BACP
  • 30 years of experience working with children and young people
  • Over 14 years experience of counselling, including school counselling and private adult counselling
  • Experience in Play Therapy and Creative Counselling
  • Experience and training in CBT, self-harm, autism, Asperger’s, brain development and many other subjects

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Free introductory session, then £40 per session (face to face-1 hour)

Telephone and Skype prices- Free introductory session, then £40 per hour session

Some concessions available

I offer concessions for key workers

When I work

Daytime, evenings and weekends

Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.