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Registered MBACP

About me

I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and see clients on a 1 to 1 basis. Do you find you have a lot of people around you but no one you can talk to because you don't want them to worry? Or you may not have anyone around you who you can talk to. I can give you the time and space to talk about whatever is worrying you, and somewhere you will not be judged.

The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis but focusses on immediate problems to try and find a quicker solution. Together we think about these difficulties and how past experiences may have shaped current behaviour and reactions. I will listen, empathise, encourage and challenge a different way of thinking, and I will help you to see things from a different perspective. In time you will be able to be in control of things rather than being controlled by them.

You can get in touch by either calling, emailing or contacting me through my website. I will contact you and arrange for us to meet for an initial consultation. Here we can discuss what is troubling you and will give us the opportunity to see whether we might be able to work together. We will then agree on a day and time and we can start the process.

I work in Baughurst, Tadley, my room is on the ground level and there is disabled access.

Email me for more information and availability.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a Psychodynamic Counsellor for over 10 years and I am a registered member of the BACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and as a member I am bound by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and their Professional Conduct Procedure. Member number 250844

I currently see clients on a long term basis, and also on a short term basis as part of the EAP programme.

I have regular supervision. I attend regular workshops.

Member organisations

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I charge £50 a session

I also offer consessionary rates

Further information

I am based in Baughurst, Tadley. Baughurst is 5.8 miles from Kingsclere, 10 miles from Newbury, 6.3 miles from Thatcham, 6.2 miles from Overton, 13 miles from Whitchurch, 13 miles from Reading station and 9 miles from Basingstoke as well as all the surrounding villages.

Email me for more information.

Fair Oak Way, Baughurst, Hampshire, RG26 5NT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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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.

I offer in-person, online, telephone, and counselling in your own home for anyone who is unable to use the other platforms.

Online platforms

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