Dip TA Couns, Reg. MBACP
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Life can throw some tough situations our way. It's very easy to become overloaded, confused of just fed-up by what is piling up. Sometimes, we get stuck for no clear reason. We may use up loads of energy and not get far at all.
Deciding what to do next, then doing it, can both seem like huge steps to take.
It is ok for you to ask for help. Asking for help is not a weakness - it is a drive to find new ways to solve problems.
You can choose to talk through what is going on for you - in a safe, relaxing and confidential place with a person well trained to listen and help you identify / work through whatever is stopping you.
There are many reasons for people to seek counselling or psychotherapy. Some well known reasons include depression, low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, personality issues, serious illness, trauma and the loss of someone or something close to you.
There are many other less well known reasons too. Both personal and/or relating to work issues.
The most important reason of all is the one you bring to share.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Trauma-Focused Therapy
- Diploma in Counselling using Transactional Analysis
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. No. 183473)
- Advanced DBS Certificate
- Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
I am registered as a Contractual Trainee on a part-time MSc course in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy where I have successfully completed all the formal training and am currently (slowly!) writing my dissertation.
Before running my therapy practice, I worked as an engineer and business consultant where I specialised in managing major change with individuals, groups and organisations for over 25 years.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Fees for individuals is £40 per 50 minute session
When I work
Typically 9am to 8pm weekdays
It's healthy for you to talk and share what's going on for you.
Working together - we can find your voice and the words to your story.
We can help find a route for you to feel good enough and test out different ways for you to be well in the world.
Have a look at my website. Give me a call or send me a text or email. We can chat free of charge and with no obligation to continue. You can ask any questions you need to.
I believe that it is ok for you to ask for what you want.
Talking openly, about you and your life experiences, is a key to the healing process.