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MBACP (Reg.)

About me

Accepting that you might need some help can be very difficult. But sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and deciding to seek counselling is a difficult but important first step towards understanding what is happening in your life, and how you can move forward.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor, so I draw on a number of different counselling approaches and tools and can offer a diverse approach to suit your individual needs. We will work together to ensure that you are being supported in the way that you feel most comfortable.

I provide a therapeutic environment which is safe, confidential and non-judgemental where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings. I can offer you insight and perhaps a fresh perspective on your situation which can help you better understand the inner workings of your mind and your emotions.

I work both short and long term - some clients feel able to move forward within a relatively short period, others choose to spend longer looking more deeply into their emotional history and experience. Whatever your preference,I am here to support you as you explore difficult and emotional issues.

Please feel free to contact me for further information or to arrange an initial consultation. Daytime and evening appointments both available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor, with an integrative training including:
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4.
Cognitive Behavioural Theory/An Intro to Transactional Analysis Level 3.
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2.
Introduction to Counselling Concepts Level 2.
Ll.B (Hons) 2:1


I work with a range of presenting issues, including bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger management, phobias, OCD, relationship difficulties and addictions.

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My fees are £40 per 50 minute individual session, or £50 per couple, with concessions for 6 week block bookings.

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP).

Witham, Essex, CM8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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