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I have been a counsellor for more than 15 years, initially focusing on bereavement before specialising in relationships. I strongly believe that we all deserve to be happy and that we are each capable of change. I am committed to helping people achieve their potential as individuals and within a couple relationship.
It is important for all counsellors to continue learning and some of the professional development events that I have recently attended can be seen below.
I am a member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP, www.bacp.co.uk) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice Guidelines.
Each individual and couple relationship is unique, but common problems include affairs and betrayals, escalating arguments, communication difficulties, lack of trust, lack of desire, money worries, depression and anxiety, chronic illness...
You don't have to be in crisis to benefit from counselling. Catching a problem early often makes it easier to resolve and I have helped many couples and individuals who came to me after first noticing a "wobble" in their relationship. However, if you are at crisis point then please don't feel it is too late. If separation and divorce are inevitable couple counselling can still be extremely beneficial.
We will start with a face to face assessment session for 1 hour. We will talk through how I might be able to help and plan a way forward. Some people find that this initial session is all they need to clear their thinking and help them decide what to do. If we decide to work together we will organise ongoing 1 hour counselling sessions, ideally once a week on the same day and at the same time. I have found that by attending regular hourly sessions, clients can achieve more than if they just attend on an ad hoc basis. It also provides evidence, to all those involved, that everyone is committed to the counselling process.
Obviously, there may be times when you are unable to make your session and I will try to be as flexible as possible.
Counselling will continue as long as it is helping. Most clients need between six and twenty sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Psychosexual Therapy) (University of Hull)
- University Advanced Diploma: Couple Counselling (University of Hull)
- Qualification as a Relate Counsellor
Recent training in:
- Working with self-harm and self-injury (Dr Andrew Reeves)
- Sex addiction assessment tool (Relate Institute)
- Counselling suicidal clients (Dr Andrew Reeves)
- Relationship counselling using Transactional Analysis (Leeds Psychotherapy Training Institute)
- TA - A Proactive Approach for Relationship Counselling (LPTI)
- Working with lesbians, gay men and bisexual people in couples (Tim Foskett)
- Towards an Understanding of Parkinson's Disease (Parkinson's UK)
- Asperger's Awareness (Relate)
- Working More Effectively with Stepfamilies (StepIN ASAP)
- Bereavement Counselling Skills (CRUSE)
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
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