MBACP (Dip. Counselling)
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I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working with adults, children and young people. Working from my spacious therapy room in my garden, I offer a warm and welcoming environment for you to explore and reflect upon your challenges at a pace you are comfortable with. I want to help you reconnect to yourself and be the life and soul of your own party!
I believe that you are the expert in your own life but that we all need help sometimes to navigate difficult situations, whether it is a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, becoming a parent or simply that niggling feeling that something isn't quite right in your life. I can provide a safe and non judgemental base from which to explore the difficulties you are facing with me by your side. I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is the key to success in therapy.
"When you cannot see the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." C.S. Lewis.
As an integrative counsellor, I work in a way that is individual to each client, not in a prescriptive way. I can draw on many different theories and utilise different skills and approaches to meet your needs. I work in an empathic and non-judgemental way that provides you with the time and space to work through your challenges at your own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BTech Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- ABC Level 3 in Counselling Skills
- ABC level 2 in Counselling Skills
I have experience working with clients who present with a range of issues including:
depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, work stress, pregnancy related difficulties, body image issues, medical diagnoses, ADHD and ASD and attachment difficulties.
I have worked at the following organisations:
- Place2Be - counselling children in a school setting
- Age UK Surrey - counselling over 50's in their own homes
- Headstrong Counselling - a low cost counselling service in Hammersmith & Fulham
- The Matthew Hackney Foundation - providing counselling to children in the local area both in schools and in private practice
I have completed Training in the following areas:
- Ten of Zen Mindfulness
- Birth Trauma with Make Birth Better
- Autism in girls
- Emotional Regulation
- Neuroscience - Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Post diagnosis support for parents of children or children who have been diagnosed with ASD, ADHD or similar.
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£60 for 50 minute session
24hr notice is required for cancellations
Free 15 minute clarity call available
When I work
Flexible hours to suit your needs.