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Dip.Couns, MBACP (Snr Accred), AGSRDT, EMDR registered
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 31st May 2022

About me

I am a BACP senior accredited psychotherapist with over 20 years counselling/psychotherapy experience. I work to help individuals and couples resolve emotional distress, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, low mood / depression, sex and relationship difficulties, family issues and gender and sexuality (LGBT  QIA+) issues.

I have advanced accreditation in Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversities Therapy (GSRD) with Pink Therapy

I'm a fully qualified EMDR psychotherapist. EMDR therapy is used to treat a wide range of psychological difficulties that typically originate in traumatic and adverse life events such as experiences of violence, sexual abuse, accidents, birth trauma and traumatic bereavements.

I work flexibly and collaboratively, integrating a range of approaches to meet client’s differing needs. I have a strong commitment to culturally competent practice and endeavour to ensure this is reflected in the therapeutic process.  My focus is helping clients to increase their self-awareness, self-care, and resilience to enable them to cope with or make changes in their life circumstances whether this is related to work, relationships/family, identity, life stage, health or coping with bullying or discrimination.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have specialist training and experience in:

  • Working with trauma (PTSD)
  • Couples and relationship therapy
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Somatic (body) psychotherapy - includes teaching awareness of emotion, sensation, breathing techniques, physical movement exercises
  • Guided imagery and visualisation
  • Distress tolerance and emotional regulation skills
  • Self-care
  • Inner child work
  • Attachment issues
  • Resolving anger
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Pink therapy- gender, sex and relationship diversity issues
  • Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQI) individuals and couples
  • Coping with and challenging discrimination

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.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

  • Individual counselling and EMDR psychotherapy  1 hour £50, 1.5 hours £70
  • Couples and relationship counselling  1 hour £60, 1.5 Hours £80
  • Supervision of trainee and qualified counsellors 1 hour £50, 1.5 hours £70

I have a small number of spaces at a reduced fee for those on a low income. Please get in touch to ask me for details.

When I work

I don't currently have any spaces

Liverpool, Merseyside, L17

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I endeavour to provide a supportive, open and honest environment that promotes the professional development and self-care skills of the supervisee.

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