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Counsellor and Supervisor, Reg. MBACP (Accred.)

About me

What you can expect: When you first make contact, there will be a free consultation to agree what the main problems are, how many sessions are needed, when and where, and the cost to you.

Where and how?: I have local counselling rooms in Shrewsbury, within easy access of all major routes in the county. I work outdoors locally over Shropshire. I also work remotely via video or telephone.

How I work I believe that people should control their own lives, so counselling would focus on solutions and outcomes to help you cope with whatever problem you have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Who I am: I am a registered BACP Accredited counsellor with nearly 30 years' experience in the helping professions.

BACP Accreditation means that I have been required to demonstrate that I can work effectively after my training.

I have a trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Drama Therapy and working with Children and Young People.

I am also a certified Clinical Supervisor.

My working background is in learning disabilities, mental health, challenging behaviour, workplace support and sexual violence.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Many other specialisms including Bereavement, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health (Anxiety and Depression) and Behavioural Management.

Fees

From £55.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Fees are to be agreed at a free consultation.

Counselling: £55-£65 per hourly session

EMDR: £80 per 1.5 hourly session

Single Session Therapy: £120 for 2 hour session

Fees payable in advance of session either by bank transfer or cash

Supervision: £55-£65 per hourly/£65-£75 1.5 hourly session

When I work

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Afternoon
Evening
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Working hours: Monday to Friday 0900h-2000h.

Further information

Concessions available at the advertised lower fee rate and would be discussed at initial consultation.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

All rooms are accessible via ground floor access and have toilet facilities

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have 10 years' experience as a clinical supervisor and also a wealth of experience as a mentor, line manager, case manager and in personnel development.

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