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About me

The well being of my client is paramount and I offer a warm and empathetic environment tailored to the specific needs of my client. My core is Person Centered counselling but I also offer an integrative and creative way of working if necessary.

Counselling gives you time to be heard and understood in a non-judgmental and safe space, exploring difficult feelings along the way. I am there to support you and respect your views. I will help you on your own journey into understanding your problems and therefore gaining more insight. This is at a pace you are comfortable with.

I have been qualified for 15 years and have worked for a local authority providing counselling to 11 to 19 year old in schools and sixth form. I have gained an extensive training base around working with this specific age group.

I have a special interest in working with adolescents and adults on the Autistic Spectrum. I have both personal and professional experience and maintain current training and CPD (continuous professional development) to enhance my knowledge to offer you a flexible approach. My counselling space is sensory friendly. 

I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their ethical framework. I also have regular supervision to maintain a safe and ethical practice. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling 2005.

Level 5 certificate in Supervision 2016.

Registered member of BACP.

I worked with adolescents and also in 6th Form for a local authority based within schools in that area.

Training and awareness working with adolescents and adults on the Autistic Spectrum.

I have an enhanced DBS check.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specific work with adolescents and working in a creative way to engage the client and to progress therapeutically in a child centered environment.

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Fees

From £33.00 to £38.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I aim to be as flexible as possible within making appointments.

Further information

My practice is a quiet space set in one of Sunderland's oldest buildings, rich in history.

My space is sensory friendly, quiet with low lighting and comfortable chairs. 

I often use creative ways of working to facilitate exploring, such as Lego, sand and story work etc. 

There is free parking outside and a warm welcome inside. 

Blossom Counselling, Room 16, Eagle Building, 201 High Street East, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR1 2AX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I work as an Integrative supervisor, as this ensures I can be flexible to your level of training and need.

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