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MBACP

About me

Life can present all manner of challenges, struggles, feelings of anxiety, depression or low mood at any time, and it feels good to talk knowing that you are being heard. Events in our lives, relationships, and work can often feel overwhelming and initiate all sorts of feelings such as confusion, helplessness, or feeling out of control. For many of us, the pandemic has evoked a profound sense of loss in one form or another, whether it be with financial struggles, job loss, or the loss of a loved one; many of the effects having far reaching personal consequences.

Being able to talk to someone and be heard without judgement in a safe and impartial way can be our first step. The thought of counselling can often feel frightening or uncomfortable, however I am here to support you throughout your personal process and help you move forward.

 I am a qualified counsellor whose aim is to offer an accessible, flexible service that meets the individual needs of my clients in a safe and confidential space. This enables us to be able to work together and explore your concerns and feelings, and help you develop the tools necessary in order to be able to navigate your way to finding the person you want to be. I offer both short and open-ended sessions either over zoom or telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

           
Level 4 CPCAB Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 3
CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2
Awareness in Mental Health Certificate

As well as working with private clients, I also work with individuals through Carer Support for Wiltshire, as well as volunteering at a local charitable counselling agency.

I am a member of and adhere to the code of ethics as set out by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

My fees are £40 per 50 minutes, however an initial consultation of 30 minutes is free of charge.

I will always endeavour to accommodate hours to suit individual client needs which will be discussed during the initial consultation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Each session lasts 50 minutes, on the same day and time each week unless previously otherwise agreed.

Please contact me either via telephone or email for current availability.

Further information

Member organisations:

BACP - British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

     
 

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom