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Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor (MBACP accred)

About me

Welcome.  Thank you for looking at my page... I’m an experienced therapist based in Nottingham, close to the city centre.  Whether you're looking for short or longer term therapy I can support you with a wide range of problems or difficulties. 

January can be a tough month.  It's often a time when lots of people consider whether to access therapy.  Whether that's because life just feels overwhelming... or for specific reasons such as anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties.  The pandemic and all that entails can also be a factor in people seeking support at present.  Whatever your reason please be assured your concerns are valid.   

I am able to offer face to face appointments but also continuing some sessions via Zoom or telephone.  

I offer short or long term therapy depending upon your needs.  We can discuss that together when we first meet.

People consider therapy for all sorts of reasons. You might be in crisis and feel you've got to "do something". You may have been aware for a long time that there's something you need to look at. Perhaps you're depressed, lacking energy or just feeling that life just feels as if there’s something missing, that there's not much pleasure or joy?  You may be suffering from too much stress or anxiety, you may feel it's hopeless... seeking help isn't a sign of weakness. In reality it takes courage to seek out therapy and to do the work which can help you find a way forward.

Adjustments as lockdown restrictions change

I am now offering face to face appointments at my office on Gregory Boulevard. There will, no doubt, be a need to practice social distancing for some time to come but my office and the building are suitable for us to be able to do that. Foxhall Lodge have carried out a full risk assessment and put appropriate provisions in place including installing screens in reception, extra cleaning, hand sanitiser, etc.

For many people this period of enforced isolation will have brought up some challenges, maybe made you face up to some things which previously you may have been able to ignore, or possibly you're a frontline worker and some of what you've experienced has been distressing and possibly even traumatising.   Whatever the reason many more people may be looking for counselling and support as they work through things.

You may have a specific ‘issue’ you want to work through – for instance, anger problems, depression, anxiety, a bereavement or relationship difficulty. Please feel free to contact me to find out if I can help with your particular problem or difficulty.

The range of difficulties people come to see me about are as varied as the people I’ve worked with. No problem is too big, nor too small. If it is impacting on your ability to enjoy life, then it's worth spending time to try and change it.

It can feel daunting to find a therapist.  Firstly you’ve made the decision to try counselling and then you begin the journey of finding the right counsellor for you.  Research indicates that a good relationship with your counsellor is the most important aspect of therapy.  So it’s important you look for someone you think you can work with and feel comfortable with.

I can offer a free telephone call prior to arranging an appointment if that would suit you, where we can discuss what your difficulties are and what you are hoping for from therapy.  I am also happy to take email contacts if that feels better for you.

I can provide both short and long term therapy.  We will discuss your needs at the initial therapy session and come to an agreement about what is best for you. No-one need attend for any more sessions than they feel is appropriate.

I offer therapy in a compassionate, caring and client-focused way.  I work with people to help them gain understanding and to find more helpful and considered ways to manage their difficulties.  There is no magic wand in therapy – it does take hard work but I will be that compassionate ally as you work through things.

I have worked with individuals or groups experiencing difficulties for over 14 years. I trained initially at the University of Nottingham as a Humanistic Therapist and have subsequently gained experience in a variety of different specialist areas and therapy models. I am accredited with BACP, the main therapist governing body.

I work with individuals and couples. I also provide supervision for therapists, either individually or groups.

I offer a professional but friendly service in a confidential environment in which you can explore your difficulties. I provide counselling with an emphasis on supporting you to a greater understanding of yourself and your problems and enabling you to find solutions and ways to cope.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling
  • PG Certificate in Trauma Studies
  • PG Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision
  • Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • COSRT Certificate in Couples Therapy:
    • The Fundamentals of Working with Couples
    • Dealing with Affairs
    • Meeting Couple's Needs
    • Sex, Arousal & Ageing
    • Couple's & Conflict
    • Communication & Difference

Training in working online, remotely or by telephone

Over 10 years experience in the fields of

  • depression & anxiety (IAPT)
  • childhood abuse & sexual violence 
  • work related stress
  • relationship difficulties
  • Experience in working on a helpline

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

Training
Vicarious Trauma
Self-care
Mindfulness

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Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fee is based on a sliding scale of £50 to £60 per session (based on your income).

Couples therapy is £75 per one hour session

Supervision fees are £55 for one hour and £82.50 for 1.5 hours

Payment can be made by BACS bank transfer or in cash

When I work

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Afternoon
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Further information

As well as being an experienced therapist and supervisor I am also experienced in group work and delivering training.

I have facilitated or delivered training in the following:

  • groups for survivors of abuse
  • mindfulness groups
  • working with childhood abuse
  • volunteers training in listening skills
  • vicarious trauma & self-care
  • careers development

Please visit my training website for more information on current training & CPD workshops.

https://www.inspirecpdfortherapists.com/

Foxhall Lodge, Foxhall Road, Off Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 6LH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

Wheelchair access isn't available in my therapy room, although a room is available within the building for me to book to see clients who use a wheelchair.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an experienced supervisor working in person and via Zoom. I supervise therapists in private practice and organisations.

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