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Open, non-judgemental and professional support: creating the right conditions to help you resolve problem issues
Counsellor and Supervisor (1:1 supervision for experienced and trainee counsellors)
A flexible approach, an open mind, and a belief that everyone has the ability – with the right support – to find their way through those life challenges that can see us thrown off balance. These are at the heart of what I bring to counselling, supported by academic research, ongoing professional training, and compliance with the ethical framework required by the BACP*.
My task is to help you understand your experience of the world and those aspects that may be having negative effects on your wellbeing. Together we will look at how you might address your concerns, and how you might find your own resolutions. We will work together, aiming to develop your own capacity to bring about positive change.
My approach to counselling and supervision has its roots in humanistic psychology. Further training has included cognitive behavioural therapy and attachment focus therapy. More recently my response to Covid-19 and moving client work online has included further study as a cyber-therapist with the Online Institute.
I have extensive experience with problems faced by adolescents – anger and depression, self-harm, bullying and the general pressures of modern life for the young – and help provide tools for growth and development that empowers and educates. I also cover major issues faced by adults: Anxiety (GAD and Social), Depression, financial or work strains, personal and family relationships, bereavement and separation. Through additional LINK training with Barnardo's I am able to offer counselling to adults and young people who are currently or historically affected by adoption. This work is carried out though the Barnardo's organisation.
I believe that, given the space, opportunity and appropriate attitudinal conditions, my clients can be guided in finding answers to psychological issues that oppress and hinder them.
Together we can explore elements of your life you may find difficult at present and plan your route forward.
* Accreditation of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the largest and broadest body within counselling - http://www.bacp.co.uk/about_bacp
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling Studies - University of Essex
Dip. Person-centred Counselling - University of Essex
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Attachment Focus Therapy (Barnardo's)
Certificate in Emotion-Focused Therapy
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
HEA Fellow of Education
Certificate in Supervision
Work experience includes:
- Short-term counselling for a local charity that offers support to young people aged 12+.
- Private Practice offering long term and brief therapy to adults and adolescents.
-Counselling support for adolescents (looked after children) in care.
- Counselling adults in a residential home for individuals requiring long term psychiatric support.
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Working with Adoption (All work is carried out via Barnardo's charity)
- Lecturer in Counselling Studies
Continued Professional Development training:
Legal and illegal Substance Abuse
Harm to self and Others
Person-centred approaches to trauma: Post traumatic growth
Loss and Bereavement
Making Sense of Voices
Child Sexual Exploitation
Introduction to online therapy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £60.00
1:1 Counselling: £50 - 60.00 - 50 minute session.
Supervision: £50.00 - 1 hour
£70.00 - 1.5 hours
I hold a DBS Enhanced Certificate and have insurance with Towergate Insurance for professional liability.