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MBACP accred - BA (Hons)

About me

Hello, welcome to my page.

I am available for face to face/in room sessions and Zoom. I work with Inviduals and couples.

About me and what I do.

There are times when life can be difficult or painful, sometimes you may feel overwhelmed or alone.  Therapy is rarely a quick fix, but it can help. I believe and have experienced that within a safe, warm, therapeutic space an inner self may emerge. Sometimes, as an explicit powerful encounter, other times it's a movement towards self-understanding or a sense of peace.

My own journey to becoming a counsellor is an ongoing process of growth. It also enables me to be less restricted by certain social conditions. Likewise, I believe being aware has afforded me the recourses to create a warm, accepting yet challenging therapeutic environment for clients, where realisations and the development of self-trust can be nurtured. I won’t be a toolbox of skills as I trust you, your resources, and your direction -  even if for you it seems impossible.

Counselling vs Psychotherapy.

Counselling offers the chance to explore what is happening for you in an environment free from judgement. Psychotherapy is also non-judgemental and in a safe space, however, it may explore emotions and experiences held a little more deeply. Being fully trained in the Person-Centred Approach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person-centered_therapy means that Counselling and Psychotherapy merge, often indistinguishable.

Ethics.

My therapeutic work is aligned with ethical practice, in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) www.bacp.co.uk.  I also comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) www.ico.org.uk, and have full professional liability insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (1st Class)
  • Brief-time limited training
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Personal Development Group Facilitator
  • Safeguards
  • Teacher
  • BACP full membership
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please contact re pricing, as circumstances are very much considered.

*Initial 30-minute session face to face/in room - £25 (free via Zoom).

*Individual 50-minute session £45-£55 (sliding scale)

*Couples (initial as full session) one hour £60 (or) 90-minute session £90

I do offer fee flexibility, and so can offer a lower rate where required. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact regarding session times.  Presently, I have limited availability Monday, Thursday and fortnightly Saturday.

E-counselling/phone available.

Further information

It’s my intention as your therapist to facilitate clearing the way towards the path that is yours and hopefully enable some trust in your own decision making as ultimately, this is your life, personal power and future.

Fourish, Hamble Memorial Hall, 2 High Street, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 4JE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
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.

The counselling room can be accessed by stairs or lift. Parking and toilets are available on-site.

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