- My past and current employment within the NHS and other agencies for 22 years, has lent itself significantly to the experience and knowledge I have with the following;
- Addictions Alcohol and Drug dependence,
- PTSD and Serious Physical Injury.
- Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse.
- Sexual/Psychological Abuse.
- Serious Sexual/ Physical assault.
- Sexuality, Culteral Diversity.
- Domestic violence
- Dysfunctional families
- Relationship Breakdown
- Maternal Deprivation.
- Self Harm/ eating Disorders/Compulsions.
- Enduring mental Health issues.
- Palliative care
My 22 year background of working in acute Mental Health and Substance Misuse, wards, Rehabilitation Centres and community based Projects has introduced me to many situations and diverse cultures, I am an experienced abuse worker allowing my knowledge to be firm in foundation but flexible in professional application.
I currently hold an enhanced DBS disclosure.
I am a registered member of the BACP ( British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. www.bacp.co.uk. I am happy to accomodate short term interventions or long term if a client wishes to explore at a deeper level.
At any time throughout our contract you can discontinue the sessions if you feel the service is not what you require.
Essentially my work is for the over 18yrs clients, however I am willing to discuss the possibilities of a varying age group.
Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes.
I respect the anxieties attached to engaging with Counselling/Pyschotherapy so I am happy to take time to talk you through the process. All enquiries will be met empathically and confidentially.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.(MBCAP Registered) 2014
Counselling Level 3 2012
NVQ Assessor ED1 2009
Group Facilitation 2006
Auricular Acupuncture 2006
NVQ Level 3 Promoting Health & Independence.2004
Domestic Violence/ Working with Perpetrators 2009
Substance Misuse/Alcohol/Drugs Practitioner 2004
Motivational Interviewing 2004
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 £40 per hour.
Group work fee's are negotiable.
Students Welcome fee's negotiable.
Online fees TBA.
Special rates for NHS staff.
Concessions offered for
I have worked as a practitioner for 24 yrs, my varying work roles have introduced me to many client issues, entrenched behaviours, emotional loss and the impact of diverse cultures and living in multi-cultural environments.
I have worked on Hospital wards, covering all levels of care and client needs.
My working career in the caring community started 24 years ago delivering Palliative Care to clients in their own homes. This was the beginning of my journey towards Counselling and Psychotherapy.
As a qualified group facilitator I am confident to deliver group therapy in a number of settings.
I can travel to a venue for group work if required.