Dip Couns, MBACP
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As a qualified counsellor, I can support you to cope with whatever is going on for you at the moment and work with you to make the emotions that you are feeling a bit easier to sit with.
I accept you as you are without judgement.
How I work:
You are at the heart of this process and building a warm therapeutic relationship with you is really important in fact it’s key to how effective counselling can be. What I can offer you is a safe and confidential space, where you can feel comfortable to open up to me about what is going on for you.
I won’t be able to ‘fix’ things for you, or tell you what to do but I can walk beside you on your journey until the path gets easier or until you find your own answers.
We are all unique and the way I work reflects that. My approach is mainly person-centred but I also use other therapeutic approaches to fit the needs of the individual.
What you can expect:
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation before we start our sessions together so that you can get a sense of whether you would feel comfortable talking to me, and whether I am the right therapist for you.
Our first session will be 60 minutes as I will go through an assessment form with you but the following sessions will be 50 minutes.
Ideally, we will meet at the same time, on the same day, each week for the amount of sessions that we have agreed. I offer both short as well as long-term counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have always had a genuine interest in people and been passionate about helping others. Before training to become a counsellor, I was a teacher for 20 years; nurturing and supporting children, helping them to grow and to reach their full potential. In a lot of ways, counselling is similar.
I took some time out from teaching to have my own children and it was then that I felt that it was time for a change. When I began my journey to become a counsellor, I had no idea just how life changing it would be! I learned so much about myself and how the experiences that I had been through had shaped me and I developed the skills to help others do the same. Seeking help myself, many years ago, I also know first-hand the difference that seeing a counsellor made to me at that time.
As a counsellor, there’s something magical about seeing someone grow and change over the sessions and it is a privilege to be part of that journey.
Training and qualifications
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic counselling as well as training in counselling skills. I am a registered member of the BACP which is a professional body that provides me with a code of ethics which I follow that ensure that I work in an ethical and safe way. I am fully insured and I also hold an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
I specialise in working with adults as well as children and young people who are experiencing a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, stress, abuse, issues around sexuality, relationship problems, family issues, low self- esteem.
Over the last few years, I have been a volunteer counsellor with METRO, who are a leading equality and diversity charity providing counselling services for adults and young people experiencing issues related to sexuality, identity, gender and diversity. Prior to this, I volunteered with the mental health charity Place2Be, where I worked therapeutically with children and young people.
- Person-centred therapy
- Integrative therapy (including Gestalt and Transactional Analysis)
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
In person, Online and Telephone Counselling £50 per session
When I work
I am available weekdays. Some availability on Saturdays.
Given the current financial climate I understand that counselling can be expensive and that is why I have a small number of low-cost sessions available. Please feel free to contact me for further information.
Contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07596840172.