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Bsc(Hons) RMBACP ACCPH Member

About me

Taking the step to "reach out" for support from a professional counsellor is a positive step forward and a sign of inner strength, although at this initial stage it may not feel like it at this time.

I am a warm, caring person and practitioner offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and although my qualifications and professional body membership are vital "rubber stamps" of approval, it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship between you as my client and myself as a therapist that is at the heart of my practice.

My private practice is run from my therapy room based from my home, where I offer a relaxed, informal space where you will be listened to without judgment and in confidence. Whatever the difficulties you are experiencing we can explore together, at your pace, building up trust, a crucial component for deepening our relationship and necessary for the healing process, growth and towards change. As an Integrative Practitioner I will offer varying techniques and ways of expressing and exploring feelings that will be suited to you, this approach aims to help you make sense of your present experience and enable you to move forward in a safe and supportive way.

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional background has developed from over 17 years of working therapeutically with children and young people in the care system, this has afforded me a great understanding to the impact of attachment, early life trauma and childhood issues, particular around separation and loss, to how our early life experiences can impact into adulthood and our current relationships. This work led me into pursuing my training and qualification in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Sherwood Institute of Psychotherapy in Nottingham, where I completed three years of training alongside clinical practice in a general counselling service, supporting clients affected by addictions, anxiety, bereavement, trauma and much more. As well as private practice, I have worked in the voluntary sector offering counselling to support adults affected by domestic violence, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, sexual exploitation, anxiety, PTSD and other related mental health problems. I have also worked for a number of years as a children's practitioner at Open Minds, a local charitable counselling service offering support for adults, children from the age of 5 and families.

Qualifications Held; BSc (hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy(1st Class)
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care (Children & Young People) DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy ) Level 1 ( A Framework for Therapy and Parenting Developmentally Traumatised Children.  Art Therapy Foundation Level Northern Programme              Athena Herd EFL Level 2 Cetificate Sept 21 / Level 4 Equine Facilitated Practitioners Diploma Feb 2022

I adhere to both BACP ethical guidelines and the ACCPH for good practice and I am committed to continuing my personal development by attending on going professional training. I have just completed (Feb 2022) my Equine Practitioner Diploma incorporating EFL Equine Facilitated Learning and Psychotherapy . My work is carefully monitored by an external accredited supervisor.

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.

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

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Fees

Additional information

I offer a FREE 30 minute initial consultation. 

£40.00 per hourly counselling (face to face) sessions

£60.00 for Equine Assisted Sessions sessions ( allow up to 90 mins).

When I work

Limited availability.

This will be reviewed periodically and updated of upcoming availability.

Further information

I hold a fully enhanced DBS certificate.
My therapy room is on a low level and therefore accessible for clients with mobility issues.
Off street parking is available

Corner Farm, 76 Main Street, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4BE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults