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BSc (Hons) Counsellor & Psychotherapist

About me

I am a counsellor & psychotherapist who is uniquely qualified to help you feel better about yourself. Many people would describe me as a warm, compassionate person who is
a good listener, which is helpful if you are feeling fearful, vulnerable or embarrassed about sharing your feelings.

I have a vast and varied life experience that, along with my formal training, additional courses in my areas of special interest has given me a strong insight into what you may be going through.

I understand that the world can feel a scary place to be and it can be hard to begin to trust enough to share what is actually underneath ‘big’ feelings. That’s why I provide a safe, quiet, non-judgemental space with me in my office where together we can work through what is troubling you.

Our sessions can be a time to focus on you, a sanctuary away from it all where you can be supported to explore what truly being yourself feels like.

You are invited to bring whatever is present for you. I welcome you to arrive just as you are.

I value each and every person I work with.

Call me or use the email link to arrange a free 15 minute consultation. This will give us the opportunity to make contact where you are welcome to ask any questions and we can discuss a convenient time to talk on the phone. Once we have talked, if I am able to help and you feel comfortable talking to me, we can then arrange to meet at one of my offices.

After this session, if we decide we can work together, we can schedule weekly or fortnightly sessions of an hour. You may wish to start with six to 10 weekly sessions or consider working longer term. Either way, you are not committed and generally I find that clients and I naturally review progress as we go.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute Ltd. I have 35 years of working one to one with adults. I have been counselling adult individuals for five years.

I have a special interest in working with adult professionals who are motivated- but would like support with - exploring what might be holding them back in their life, relationships, and expression of who they are.

I believe counselling and psychotherapy can be a highly rewarding experience. My aim is to help you feel comfortable connecting more deeply in that process, with an attitude of respectful, genuine curiosity, and an understanding that I am open to whatever thoughts and feelings this evokes for you.

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

As well as face to face sessions, I am available and very happy to work with you via phone or Zoom (online). I find this to be a valuable and convenient way of working. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch via email, text or phone.

Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

An initial 15 minute telephone consultation is free. It’s helpful to talk a little about what’s happening for you that’s bringing you to counselling. If following this conversation our schedules are a match and you’d like to take it forward I suggest we do a 90 minute face-to-face assessment - £65.00. Clients often find this useful as a chance to be heard, to see how it feels being with me in my space and mostly if you feel comfortable and that we have a good connection. 
On-going counselling sessions cost - £65.00
(fees are reviewed 6 monthly)

When I work

Tuesdays to Fridays, 9am -5.30pm

Further information

If you are dealing with feelings of guilt, shame, and worthlessness, or struggling to express how you really feel, suffering fatigue, feeling lonely, lost or want something more in your life, I hear you and you are not alone. Reaching out to me, and working together, you can have a place to be taken seriously and to get help with your concerns.

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I have ground floor offices in peterborough

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