Hi, thanks for looking at my profile, I'm currently working by telephone and online, via Zoom.
I work with adults and young people and have experience working in a range of different settings including primary and secondary schools, family centres and at a hospice.
I work in a Person Centred way and am Integratively trained, this means that I am able to respond using a variety of different techniques, to suit your needs and preferences.
I work collaboratively and offer a warm, non-judgmental, safe space for you to explore your own thoughts and feelings and to develop your understanding and your sense of self.
I have a wide range of experience that includes working with; anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, anger, trauma, self harm, abuse, coercive control and low self esteem. I offer commitment and support to you, working at your pace enabling you to deepen your understanding, perspective and possibly control.
I work on a one-to-one basis and offer both long and short term counselling .
Effective counselling requires a comfortable therapeutic relationship and I realise that approaching a counsellor may feel daunting. For this reason I offer a free of charge introductory telephone appointment, usually lasting up to 45 minutes. This enables you to explore what it is you are hoping to get from therapy and to get a idea of how counselling with me might feel and if I am the right person for you to work with.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework. I have monthly clinical supervision to ensure that my practice is both safe and ethical. A copy of the BACP ethical framework can be found on the BACP website; www.bacp.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am educated to post graduate degree level and am a member of the BACP and I abide by their ethical code of practice.
I am DBS registered and trained in Safeguarding. I am also registered as a Data Controller ref: ZA535406
I am qualified to work with both adults and children.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £45.00 for 50 minutes and I offer reduced fees for trainees.