BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Otley
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I am trained in the Person-Centred Approach. I believe that every client is doing the best in the situation they find themselves. We all have the ability for growth in ways that are healthy and fulfilling for us.
Sometimes this can be stunted or oppressed by events in our lives, past and present. Relationships we have experienced may not have encouraged us to listen to what it is that helps us to feel happy, safe and to be our true selves.
I offer a warm and supportive space that accepts you and what you bring to counselling. I try hard to understand what is happening for you and your experience of it.
Being valued in this way can be very freeing and affirming.
How I may help you.
I have gained my experience through counselling many clients whilst working for a variety of charities.
These are some of the areas that I may be able to help you with.....
Bereavement and Loss
I spent many years working with Cruse Bereavement Care supporting people
with their grief and loss.
I believe grief and loss can also be present in many areas of peoples lives not
just bereavement, especially during times of transition, change or endings.
Whilst at Cancer Support in Bradford I worked with people who were
bereaved, many facing cancer as well as those supporting loved ones through
treatment and recovery.
Having been a carer I feel passionately that this role can be life changing and
very impacting for the carer themselves. It can raise many emotions that may
be helpful to process through counselling.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
During my time at Leeds MIND and Aura Counselling in Keighley, I
experienced how everyday living could be overwhelming for many people
and that counselling offered them an invaluable space.
Family Life and Parenting
I have a background in working with families and young people prior to
counselling. I have supported and counselled children and young people at
Place2be and Cruse Bereavement Care and as a parent myself know the
challenges family life can bring.
Relationship and Couples Counselling
I use Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory in our work together
to focus on creating a stronger bond and connection between you
both and a greater sense of security in the relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Leeds)
Certificate in Relationship Counselling (Marriage Care, Milton Keynes)
Foundation Degree in Professional Studies in Family Support
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Leeds)
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
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy £50
Couples Relationship Counselling £65
When I work
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
- Online individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Couples Relationship Counselling
- I am able to work with you in both the short and long term depending on your
Registered member BACP - 247863