Integrative Counsellor BSc. MBACP
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Hello and thank you for visiting my page!
Are you experiencing an issue that is having an effect on your mood or day to day life, and feel unsure about how to resolve this alone? If so I may be able to help.
You may have symptoms including depression, stress, anxiety, or having family and relationship difficulties.
Are you a new parent struggling emotionally? Pre and Postnatel Depression are very common, especially in the difficult lat year we have faced.
Do you use unhealthy coping mechanisms that cause you to self harm?
Have you been affected by emotional or sexual abuse?
Do you feel affected by a recent or past trauma?
All of these difficulties can also have a huge impact on our lives and I hope to provide you with a safe and supportive space in order to work through this.
My Training and Approach to Counselling
I am trained in Integrative Counselling, which means I draw on many different theories and techniques to suit you as my client. You will have your own needs, aims and goals and with that in mind I hope to use my skills and experience to suit your needs.
People often wonder how talking therapy can help them. In all honesty I cant offer a magic wand to solve all of your difficulties (I wish I could), but what counselling does offer is the unique opportunity to explore and reflect your innermost thoughts and feelings, free of judgement. This can be hugely powerful and may provide you with a whole new perspective, and therefore allow you to move forward towards a more positive future.
Who I Work With
I work with both adults and young people (age 12 yrs +) on a one-to-one basis. This can be on a short term or long term basis to suit you.
When working with young people I work more creatively, as sometimes the right words can be too hard to find. Using images, drawings or paintings can mean a great deal more when trying to express yourself.
What to Expect from your First Session
It is important that you find a counsellor that is the right for you; so our initial session offers a two way process of getting to know one another and finding out if we can work together. The main aim from our first session is to find out what's brought you here and what you would like to achieve.
Please do feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or would like an informal discussion about your counselling needs.
I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP registered).
Over 2000 hours counselling experience
Specialist training and ten years experience working with trauma and abuse.
Over 10 years experience working with children and young people.
CPD training and experience working with Dissociative Disorders and Personality Disorders
Experienced in working with postnatal depression, anxiety or low mood after child birth.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
When I work
I currently offer appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10-5.30pm.