MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
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I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with several years experience working in the NHS and voluntary sector as well as private practice. I offer both short and longer term therapy and have experience of working with a wide range of concerns and emotional difficulties including anxiety and depression.
My aim is to offer you a warm, supportive, non-judgemental place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Through our work I hope you will be able to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the way you manage your difficulties so you can make positive changes in your life.
If you would like to talk about counselling and how it might work for you, please contact me by telephone (07792 808952) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I welcome all enquiries and if I am not available, I will do my best to return your call within 24 hours.
As an integrative counsellor, I am trained in Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour theories. What this means for clients is that I work with what is going on in present day and, where helpful, explore the past to understand the root of issues or patterns of behaviour. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can be useful to challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours. I understand that counselling is a very personal experience and that what works for one person, doesn’t necessarily work for another, so I draw on these theories and tailor my approach to meet your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to working in Private Practice, I was a Senior Counsellor with Care to Listen, a busy counselling agency in Croydon. I worked with clients who self referred and as well as those who were referred via IAPTS (NHS). I remain a member of the management board of Care To Listen and I manage their recruitment.
Recent training includes:
- Working with Domestic Violence
- Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- CBT tools and techniques
• MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Merit), Roehampton University
• Graduate Diploma Psychology (Distinction), University of West London
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
£70.00 per session
When I work
Weekdays and evenings
My therapy room is a discreet and peaceful garden office and I am located just off Kingston Road in Teddington. There is free on street parking. I am 10-15 minute walk both Hampton Wick and Teddington Railway stations and the nearest bus stop is St Mark's Road which is serviced by the 281 and 285