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MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor

About me

Hello and a warm welcome to my profile.

Life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.

My curiosity lies within exploring your current challenges, what may be keeping you in the past, what may be enabling your current struggles and how you can utilise your strengths to help you to move forward.

Life can be difficult to navigate, it provides opportunities but it is sometimes not an easy road to travel. It is during these challenging times when you may feel that you would like an opportunity to talk to someone, in a non-judgmental, confidential space. To be heard and understood,  whilst also being open to gentle challenges.

Within my 19 years of counselling experience, I have worked in a variety of Registered Charities and NHS settings, working with Adults, Children and Young People. I have also been afforded the opportunity to be a Counselling Team Manager and a Qualified Counselling Supervisor.

My personal life experience has provided me with an opportunity to experience both good and poor emotional wellbeing. As a human, we are all susceptible to experience a range of emotional difficulties, none of us are immune to mental health.  I believe that my experience has enabled me to develop an empathy and gain a better understanding of my clients journey.

Counselling helped me to gain perspective and to become aware of the importance of self-care and self-compassion. In exploring my difficulties and obtaining an understanding my coping mechanisms (some of which were negative) and by challenging my assumptive thinking,  I was able to achieve a better understanding and the ability to challenge myself to do something different. Perhaps counselling could do the same for you too?

Training, qualifications & experience

I offer an integrative approach, drawing on a number of therapeutic approaches. I recognise that a one-size-fits-all therapy approach does not meet the needs of individuals, so I will work with you to find out how I can best support you. My approach includes self-directed goals, creativity and CBT techniques. I am also a qualified LEGO Therapist.

My qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • LEGO Therapeutic Course
  • Solution Focused Training
  • Play Therapy ‘Growing Through Games’
  • Resource-based Positive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Introduction to CBT
  • Person-Centred Expressive Therapy
  • Working Therapeutically with Couples

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

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Fees

From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer therapy via telephone or online (Zoom) at the cost of £40.00 per session.

I offer face to face sessions, at my home in the ST3 area. My charge for face to face therapy is £50.00

My Supervision cost is £60.00 per 1.5 hour session.

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Further information

Having 19 years of Counselling experience, working with Adults, Children & Young People, I understand how important it is to find the right therapist for you, or your child. For this reason, I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation, before you make a financial commitment. Evening appointments are available.

9 Ruskin Close, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 5EH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer supervision to counsellors & other professionals; I have a proven track record in management, with a strong passion for working with CYP.

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