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MBACP Reg. NCS Accred

About me

However much we may feel that we should be able to cope with anxieties, depression, stress, loss, bereavement, lack of self confidence, self esteem, self worth and other difficult feelings, sometimes we can't and we need to seek help. Seeking help is the first step forward, working towards an understanding of the issues, which may be causing us distress and how we might be able to change the way that we deal with them to make life more manageable, or, possibly, even to resolve the issues.

Normally, I offer face to face counselling in a safe and peaceful room overlooking a private garden, but at the moment, during the Coronavirus outbreak, this is not possible. However, counselling can still continue by phone.

My training, and way of working, is person-centred counselling (Humanistic/Integrative), which is a collaborative partnership, balanced between you, the client, and me, the counsellor, working together to explore issues that are causing problems and distress and trying to find a way forward to manage, or, even better, to resolve these issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

After completing a Foundation Counselling course in 2008/9 I went on to train and qualify as a Cruse Bereavement Care Volunteer in 2010. I then qualified with a Diploma in Humanistic/Integrative Counselling (Dip.HIC) from Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2014. I have been working with Cruse since 2010 and with TimetoTalk, West Berkshire (a BACP accredited youth counselling agency), since 2012. I also run a private counselling practice.

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

Fees

Additional information

The initial consultation is free, but thereafter fees per session (50 minutes) are payable at the end of each session, or at the end of each calendar month, whichever you prefer.

Fee per session: £ 40

Further information

I work within the guidelines and ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) of which I am a Registered Member.

I am also an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).

Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults