I am a BACP registered counsellor (register number 333403) offering therapy to adult clients. I have worked as a counsellor in Watford, and more recently Winchester over a number of years, as well as online. Prior to this I had some experience conducting annual reviews of the efficacy of therapeutic communities around the UK.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in working with a wide range of issues with clients, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who:
- experienced early attachment disruption
- experienced/experiencing trauma or abuse, including transgenerational/childhood/adulthood trauma
- have a personality disorder diagnosis
- experience dissociation
- experience self harm or suicidal feelings, thoughts, or impulses
My initial training (BA degree) was in integrative counselling, which means I have trained in a variety of ways of working with clients - from traditional talking therapy to more creative ways of exploring issues such as art, sand tray, or drama techniques. I also use CBT, DBT, and mindfulness skills. I have subsequently trained in the CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality) Framework, completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Trauma Studies, and a Certificate in Internal Family Systems therapy, all of which I use when appropriate in my work with clients. I am currently working towards further qualifications in Transactional Analysis, and Complex Trauma.
I participate in regular continuing professional development workshops in a variety of areas to enhance my therapeutic work with clients. These have included:
- Therapy and use of psychiatric medication
- Bereavement through COVID
- Working with boarding school survivors
- Narrative therapy and imagery re-scripting
- Gender identity
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Domestic abuse
- Effect of extreme religious organisations
- Vicarious trauma
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
Sessions cost £50.
I also offer a limited number of sessions per week with set reduced fees based on financial need. These are offered at cost price.
Due to the often open ended nature of counselling work, if these slots are already allocated I will be unable to indicate when a reduced fee slot may become available.
It can be hard to take the first steps and reach out to ask for help. Please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text, WhatsApp, or call 07763213210 / 01962392296, to discuss how we could work together, without obligation. Remember: "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" - Lao Tzu
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