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MA,MBACP(reg),Pro.Adv.Dip.PC, Pgd.Cert. in Supervision
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 30th September 2022

About me

I believe the therapeutic relationship is an important one. Within it we can explore and understand concerns from the past that may be influencing the present. A safe space is provided which enables us to look at issues which often cloud the here and now.  'Meeting Minds' offers a flexible, open ended approach tailored made to suit individual needs and expectations - whatever stage we are at on the road to recovery - and to help us stay on that road. Areas explored include::

  • relationships
  • anxiety
  • self-defeating beliefs
  • managing chronic health
  • stress in the workplace
  • life changes
  • low self esteem and confidence issues
  • addictions
  • loss and bereavement
  • abuse
  • emotional well-being
  • work/life balance
  • journaling
  • self expression through creativity eg art, writing

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

I trained  as an integrative counselling practitioner drawing upon a wide range of therapeutic techniques as part of my professional practice. I have attained the Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I also hold Diploma in Neuroscience and Mental Health.

I am fully insured to undertake my practice.  I am compliant with GDPR/data Protection Act 2018 requirements. 

I am a qualified social worker/probation officer (Postgraduate Dip.Soc/CQSW) and have a M.A. (by thesis).  I also have a post graduate certificate in clinical supervision.

Experience

- My experience of empowering individuals through personal growth to achieve emotional well being has been acquired by working for many years in both the public and voluntary sectors.

- Working within the community I have supported and empowered individuals to tackle their addictions, help those who experience isolation, exclusion and discrimination.

-  As a co tutor on the NHS programme Solutions for Health,  I encourage individuals experiencing anxiety and stress to use self-management techniques - thereby taking responsibility for building their own emotional tool kit unique to their own individual needs.

- As a student supervisor, I have extensive experience of supporting and empowering both students and employees at all levels 

- I am a former Anxiety UK approved therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity's members and partners beneficiaries.

- I am a member of NICABM (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine) for advanced practitioners which is designed to give therapists regular insights from the world's leading experts to spark new ideas in their work.

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
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

I also offer life coaching for those who are functioning healthily in their life but seeking to find a way forward from their current situation and learn how they can set realistic goals for whatever they want to achieve in life. This can be achieved by mind mapping, developing coaching plans, time management, learning assertiveness techniques.

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Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information




As an independent counsellor I am dedicated to providing a service which is accessible to as many people as possible which is why I keep my costs as low as possible.



Costs are as follows:

I am now offering face to face (COVID-19 compliant) as well as remote therapy sessions.

I am continuing to offer a FREE consultation with no obligation - please contact me on 07854842927.  




Please note that under 2012 legislation your home insurance provider may be able to help you with your counselling fees.  If a qualified medical practitioner has advised that you would benefit from therapeutic intervention then you may be able to apply for your fees to be refunded.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am flexible in my working hours which vary from time to time.

Further information

I keep myself up to date with developments in the world of counselling through Continuous Professional Development as I am lifelong learner.  I also keep  myself well informed via social media and other news outlets in relation to therapy and mental well being in general.  

Published articles

Walsall, Staffordshire, WS6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

One step entry. Alternatively I can offer telephone counselling, Skype/Zoom or email support, Whatsapp/video, support in between sessions

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a qualified and well-established clinical supervisor. I work with a diverse supervisee base and I offer a supportive and knowledgeable approach.

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