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BACP Registered Member (MBACP)

About me

Counselling can be effective for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, feeling sad, low mood, depression, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem and low confidence.  Our sessions would offer you a confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your feelings.

We could work together on a long or short term basis depending on what best suits your needs. I am experienced in working with all adult age groups.

Our first session would be an opportunity to meet and to start to get to know each other.  You could tell me why you have decided to come to counselling and what you hope to gain from the process.  I would also tell you about how I work and what you can expect from me.  If you feel comfortable with us working together we could set an initial number of sessions.  For me, successful counselling depends on the relationship between us so if you felt that you did not want to work with me there would be no obligation on your part to continue with our sessions.  If I felt that you would be better served by someone with different skills to me, for example if I did not have experience of a specific issue you wanted to look at, I would also be happy to supply you with details of other counsellors I felt would be more suited to you.

Counselling can help you to look at your life and your life experiences which will in turn help you understand your reaction to certain situations and the patterns by which you live your life. As a Humanistic Counsellor I work with my clients without judging them; we are all products of our genetics, of our up-bringing and the circumstances we have found ourselves in, but underneath we are all humans and we all have value as human beings.  Counselling can put us back in touch with our own value and our own self-worth.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of BACP (MBACP).

I have a Certificate in Person Centred Counselling from UEA and a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling from UCS, Bury St Edmunds.

As part of my BACP membership, I attend regular on-going training which has included working with bereavement and gender diversity.  I have also run a Therapeutic Writing Group.

In addition to my private client work I am the counsellor for students at a college in Norwich and have supported staff members in a local school and parents accessing family support in the area.

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

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling sessions: £40 per hour
Some Concessions Available
Home visits, where suitable, rate to be agreed depending on client's location

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday including some evening sessions.

Further information

I usually reply to enquiries with 36 hours, Monday to Friday.  If you haven't heard from me, please check your junk/spam email as my replies sent through the enquiry page often do not go to clients' inboxes.  If you provide a mobile number, with permission for me to use it, I would also be happy to text you to let you know that I have replied. 

Watton, Norfolk, IP25

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My office is on the ground floor.

Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom