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MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor. EMDR practitioner. Supervisor

About me

I am an experienced accredited Counsellor, accredited E.M.D.R. Therapist and Supervisor. 

You may be looking for therapy because you are anxious or feeling low. Perhaps you are struggling to cope with day-to-day stress or to accept something that you have experienced. You may have had difficult experiences in your past or you could be struggling with problems in relationships. My aim would be to encourage you to share your difficulties, helping us to understand together what you has happened & how you might have been affected by your experiences, giving you insight & choices for your future.

As I am an integrative counsellor, I am not limited to one way of working. I believe we are all unique & I will tailor my approach to best meet your needs. I have a depth of experience in working with a vast range of issues. I am experienced in working both short term, solution focussed or longer term & more in depth.

For new clients I offer a free thirty minute consultation where you can get to know me, as well as discussing your therapy needs and the best approach for you. It is important to make an informed and relaxed choice before embarking on Counselling or E.M.D.R. I have over twenty years experience in Counselling and ten years  experience with E.M.D.R, so can help guide you towards a solution tailored to your needs.

I work with a wide range of issues, including  anxiety, panic disorders, depression, low self esteem, confidence, relational difficulties, sexual abuse, childhood abuse and trauma. All of which may result from life experiences and may impact the way that you behave and view yourself and others. I am able to help you to talk about personal and relational difficulties in a safe, confidential space.

My Approach

The initial stages of therapy can be the most important. It is crucial that you feel comfortable in your environment, with me and that you fully understand the therapy approaches available.

In your initial consultation we will talk through your reasons for seeking therapy and what expectations and goals you wish to achieve. The following sessions will work at getting to the route of your troubles, how to deal/manage the core issues and how to move forward to become more comfortable within yourself.

There is no minimum or maximum number of sessions. Some people feel that they have achieved what they came for after only four or five sessions, while others continue to work longer because this is what suits their needs at the time. Establishing what you want from the work, discussing how you feel about the sessions and planning when to end the work are all important parts of the therapeutic process.

E.M.D.R.

When traumatic or distressing experiences occur it can overwhelm our normal coping mechanisms, which is why we use E.M.D.R. therapy to reduce the lingering emotional effects, thereby developing better coping mechanisms. Trauma can be major or minor and may leave us with lasting effects such as nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, phobias, low self esteem, negative self beliefs etc. Essentially, E.M.D.R. aims to help you to overcome troubling parts of your past and move on with life.

You may be unfamiliar with E.M.D.R and Counselling, which is why I offer a free telephone consultation. Make an appointment by email, text or telephone, whichever is more convenient for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Therapeutic Counselling ACCREDITED.
  • E.M.D.R. 1, 2, & 3 ACCREDITED.
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy
  • Certificate. Supervision of Counselling
  • DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal therapy)

I have a vast and ongoing C.P.D record. I attend regular supervision with both a qualified supervisor and a qualified consultant, to ensure that my practice is at its best.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

COUNSELLING/E.M.D.R. Free initial 30 min telephone consultation.

COUNSELLING 45.00 per session.

EMDR. 70.00 per session (Up to 90 minutes)

SUPERVISION. 60.00 per hour.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday.

09.00 - 20.00

Further information

Availability

Monday to Friday. 9.00 am to 8.00pm

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision is an important aspect of counselling and I believe that it is vital that the Supervisory relationship is open, honest, supportive and challenging.

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