Registered Member BACP HND Counselling and Practice
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Welcome to my profile.
I am currently working online only using various platforms - FaceTime/ Skype and the Telephone. My operating system also gives us a video conferencing option.
Needing some therapeutic support is something many of us can go through at some point in our life. Having counselling is about understanding, reflecting, processing and healing in a useful way, whatever is troubling you.
I have 16 years of experience in working with people who have experienced mental health problems and distressing conditions such as anxiety, depression, co- dependency, anger, stress, sadness, addiction and many more of the myriad of other issues life can throw at us. Life is not always straight forward and it can be very confusing and painful. Coming to counselling and getting support can help with this pain and often confusion, it can help you to make sense of what you are going through and help you find your way through it.
I have an integrative approach to counselling, with my core principles being in a person centered approach. Over the years I have also trained in other disciplines such as CBT, solution focussed therapy, motivational interviewing which means I can meet the needs of more people as not one approach fits or suits all. I have experienced how writing, drawing and role play (as some examples) are positive and useful ways of expressing yourself and sharing how you think and feel within the talking therapy.
By acknowledging you need some help you have already come a long way. Talking to a professional counsellor such as myself can make a real difference to how you cope and live your life and how it moves forward for you.
It is a brave decision to seek counselling. I understand the courage it takes to be here, you will be offered a confidential, non judgmental space to be yourself. My focus is on you and your needs.
I welcome you to contact me for your free initial consultation to discuss your needs and see if I am best suited to help you. The areas that I offer counselling in can be seen lower down on my profile.
I previously worked in a women’s counselling service, then for 10 years in a drug and alcohol service working with clients with complex needs and often with a dual diagnosis in which I worked closely with NHS services and I have also worked in schools as a young persons counsellor.
I work with young people aged 12 upwards
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work to the BACP Ethical Framework and I have regular supervision.
My qualifications and training include:
- Higher National Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills
- Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills
- Motivational Interviewing
- CAMHS Training: Self Harm, Understanding ADHD
- Safeguarding Young People & Adults
- Raising Awareness in Child Protection in the Voluntary and Independent Sector
- Self Harm and Risk Taking Behaviours
- Debt Crisis
- Think Family
- Equal Opportunities
- Eating Disorders
- Harm Reduction in Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Working with Children, Young People and Families
- Understanding Islam
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My fee is £45 for 1-1 work. Your initial consultation is free so you and I can work out if we would work well together.
When I work
Monday to Friday 10am - 7pm
I also have an understanding of the 12 Step fellowships if you are attending meetings.