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Dip.Couns (MBACP)

About me

Hello and welcome.

Coronavirus Update

I am back working face to face but still can offer virtual counselling sessions via Zoom.

I know that coming to counselling can sometimes feel quite daunting.  I can offer you the time and space to help you process difficult feelings ,thought's and experiences in a safe and calm environment. I am passionate about providing a place that is confidential and safe, in a non judgemental way.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor.  (Integrative means I use different approaches depending on what the client needs).

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

I can offer you the time and space to reflect on difficult feelings.  I offer empathy and congruence.

How Can Counselling Work for You?

My approach is concerned with helping you gain a deeper understanding of your feelings, experiences and behaviour.  For example past experiences/relationships effecting your present relationships, conscious and unconscious thoughts.

My priority is creating a warm, respectful, secure, confidential relationship so you can feel safe enough to explore whatever may be troubling you.

What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Relationships

Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with
Adults over 18 and Couples.

How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Workshops and Continuing professional development

I am in regular supervision and I am fully insured. I have a current Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate.

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

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Individual Face to Face Counselling session (50 minutes) £55

Virtual Counselling Via Zoom and Telephone Counselling Sessions (50 mins) - £55

Couples Counselling £75

When I work

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Afternoon
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I am available weekdays in Sanderstead and Banstead, Surrey.  I can also offer telephone counselling sessions and Zoom sessions.

90 Limpsfield Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 9EE

Essence, 11 Woodmansterne Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3NW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples