MBACP (Accred), Adv. Dip. in Therapeutic Counselling
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I am an accredited counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with 15 years of counselling experience and I have enhanced DBS clearance. I offer both day time and early evening appointments for individuals, both adults and children, providing a compassionate, confidential and professional counselling service when you need it.
You may be thinking about counselling to help you deal with a specific, focused issue or situation. Or you may be looking to resolve more general feelings and thoughts that are negatively affecting your life. Either way, I can provide counselling for a range of issues including self-confidence, self-esteem, abuse, stress and anxiety, trauma, depression and low mood, anger, relationships, life changes, bereavement and loss. I will work with you to help you achieve your goals and find resolutions.
Trauma: I am a registered practitioner member of the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy, where I trained in the Rewind Technique - a fast and highly effective way of putting an end to the distress of Post Traumatic Stress and its symptoms including flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, traumatic recall, etc. If you think this could help you please do get in touch.
If you are not sure whether counselling and/or psychotherapy would be right for you and would like an initial chat to find out how it could make a difference to your life, please get in touch to arrange a free, no obligation 30 minute consultation with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies and Skills, 2004
CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2006
Postgraduate Diploma in Supervision, 2014
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
In addition to working as a counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice, I have undertaken counselling for a range of organisations including:
- The Carers Federation, Nottingham - counselling adult and young carers
- Framework Housing Association, Newark - counselling vulnerable tenants
- CASY (Counselling And Support for Young people), Newark - counselling in schools
- Mind Matters Counselling and Mediation, Wakefield - GP counselling referrals
- East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery, Nottingham - counselling junior doctors
- ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors) - counselling adult survivors
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session
Concessions offered for
£50.00 per hour
Individual - £50.00 per hour - face-to-face or online
Group (minimum of 3 participants) - price negotiable according to group size
Concessionary rate available for undergraduate student counsellors wishing to access either counselling or supervision with me.
When I work
Daytime and early evening appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
I work from a quiet, pleasant therapy room in the heart of Newark town centre, with access to a second ground floor room where managing stairs would be difficult. Newark is easily accessible by bus, train or car, with ample car parking nearby. My therapy room is only a few minutes walk from bus stops, Newark Castle train station and local car parking facilities.
I also offer online and telephone clinical supervision sessions for counsellors who are unable to get to my practice.