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MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

About me

Seeking Therapy can be a huge step, it may be the first time you have ever spoken about your problems and feelings.

Therapy provides an opportunity to talk about yourself and any concerns you have, in a way that often can’t often be achieved with friends and family.

You may be experiencing overwhelming feelings of confusion, anger, depression or be feeling scared, you may be finding it hard to cope.

Together we can:

  • Look into the past for answers
  • Work in the ‘here and now‘ to change repetitive behaviour
  • Look to the future for making and setting goals

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Having trained for many years and Qualified as a Registered Integrative therapist, I work with a range of Counselling models which help me to tailor your therapy and achieve the best result for you.

As a Registered Member of BACP and accredited by NCS, I adhere to their professional Ethical and Practice Frameworks, as well as working in a confidential, non judgmental way at all times.

I also have practical knowledge of mindfulness and hold a Certificate in Family mediation from NFM. I also have experience and personal interest in helping Autistic Adults.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills - AQA
Certificate in Family mediation - NFM
Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling level 4
Currently Studying: Practitioners Diploma in CBT level 5
Ongoing professional development and Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked for many years with those with MS (multiple Sclerosis)

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

To get the most from your therapy, one session a week is recommended.
Introductory Session £30
Regular Sessions £50
Block bookings and concessions may be available on request

When I work

7am - 9pm. Tuesday to Thursday

Further information

Counselling can help in a range of ways which can include:

  • Analysing events, behaviours or feelings that have caused distress.
  • Countering self-criticism and building self-esteem.
  • Problem-solving, planning and decision-making.
  • Establishing Assertiveness.
  • Changing cyclical behaviour.
  • Examining and amending abusive or distructive behaviour.
  • Challenging negative thoughts, beliefs or behaviour.
  • Learning Relaxation techniques.
  • Identifying trigger points and how they are dealt with.
  • Talking any issues through, to make sense of what has happened.
  • Finding a way through a life transition or illness.
  • Aquiring tools for further future use.
  • Locating, analysing and acting on information.
  • Dealing with Shame, guilt and anger.
  • Making sense of difficult feelings or emotions.
  • Putting boundaries in place.
  • Dealing with difficult or painful relationships.

If any of the above resonates with you, please contact me to arrange an introductory session.

Cherry Tree Cottage, Heath Road, Stanway Green, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0QZ

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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