Registered MBACP Dip.Counselling
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At this time of unprecendented crisis, our world has become a very different, often frightening place to be. Our social support networks have been severely compromised, through the necessity of social distancing and we face an uncertain future.
As we progress through this state of flux, it is likely that we experience feelings of sadness, fear, isolation, increasing anxiety, loss and stresses on our relationships. We are bombarded with information through television, internet and social media, advice on how to live in such challenging times and how to battle through. It can feel overwhelming.
I am currently working online and face to face as a therapist, and invite you to contact me for an initial consultation. Taking care of our mental health may be very important to deal with the challenges ahead. I look forward to hearing from you.
Whatever the reason is that has lead you to search for a counsellor, I can offer counselling to adults and young people in a confidential space where we can explore and reflect on the challenges you are facing, sometimes it is difficult for us to make sense of the feelings we are experiencing, I can offer you a safe and welcoming environment to do this.
As fully qualified Integrative counsellor I offer a safe, non-judgemental relationship within which to explore your sense of self, values, relationships, and patterns of behaviour. I will listen, support and challenge in order to help you clarify your experience, recognise stuck patterns, and find your own way of living life more fully.
HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP
I believe that providing someone with psychological tools can be invaluable. I also believe in the power of a good connection between two people, to enable the client to unlock their potential and find courage, confidence, inspiration, success and happiness.
I understand that feelings don’t need to be avoided or feared, they just are. I feel adept at helping people overcome their griefs and their struggles. Above all my training however, and CENTRAL to my ethos as a practitioner in Mental Health is the belief that every body carries within them their own inner wisdom or inner guiding principle. Some refer to it as ‘the inner healer’ or intuition or unconscious intelligence. This inner wisdom is what I rely on. I know that all people are creative and that given the right circumstances, everyone can find their way. As someone once put it: the therapist is not an active agent but a “co-adventurer’ who intelligently supports what is happening.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical guidelines.
My counselling experience is varied and includes:
- Relationship Issues
- Stress related issues
- Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
- Sexual abuse
- Bereavement and loss
- Work related issues
- Young People
I provide one to one counselling in Sandhurst Berkshire, near to Crowthorne, Camberley, Yateley and Wokingham. If you would like an informal chat about counselling please contact me.
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Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma In Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 4) (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3) (CPCAB)
- Certificate In Counselling Skills (Level 2) (CPCAB)
Continued training include certificates in:
- Mental Health Awareness
- Attachment Styles
- The Many Meanings of Anxiety
- When things are never the same again
- Transformation: From Trauma to Containment
- Therapeutic Approach to Suicide
- Working Creatively with Young People
- Systemic and Family Psychotherapy
- NLP & EFT
- Talking Therapies procedures
- Motivational Interviewing
- Mindfulness for self care
- Disclosure of Sexual Abuse
- Short Term solution focussed work
- Youth Counselling Service Training
- Universal Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
I hold a current DBS certificate and am fully insured to practice in a private setting.
Along side my private practice, I work for a local BACP Accredited agency offering adult & youth counselling.
I have experience in working with adults and young people with disorders such as ASD, OCD, ADHD and ODD.
I also work as a school counsellor in a Wokingham school, and offer counselling in a GP practice.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals £50 per 50 minute session.
When I work
Daytime and Evening appointments available.
I have experience working with young people from 8-18 years, and work as a school counsellor in a Wokingham school.