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MBACP Registered. BA (Hons) Degree

About me

Making the decision to look for a counsellor can be very daunting but very often it is your biggest step forward.

My counselling approach is Person Centred counselling - I also integrate aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based on the unique need of each individual client. I can offer you a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for you to explore your own thoughts and feelings. I work on a one to one basis and I offer short term or long term counselling depending on your own personal needs. I can help you to work through any issue that you feel is troubling you and we can explore together the best way of moving forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training -

I completed the main part of my training through Doncaster College and University Centre. I have also trained under Child Bereavement UK, Selby College and Sheffield Health and Social Care. I have also completed two days  of training with GamCare - Problematic Gambling course. I have also completed lots of short Continual professional development courses.

Qualifications -

Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills, 2009; Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2010; Level 3 in Counselling Studies, 2011; Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse, 2012; Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2013; Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness, 2015. BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling Solutions, 2018. GamCare - Two day course in Problematic Gambling. Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness 2019; BEAT - Eating Disorder Awareness 2020; Level 3 Child Protection & Adult Safeguarding 2020. Carolyn Springs - Working with Suicide & Self Harm 2020.

Experience -

I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield for 4 years. I have worked with parents, grandparents and other family members to offer counselling and support for Bereavement, Loss and Grief and other Mental Health issues that may have been heightened by stresses and pressures of everyday life for the parents and families of the terminally ill children.

I have worked as a Placement Counsellor for Sheffield NHS Staff Workplace Wellbeing for 18 months. I have worked with adult clients who have experienced a wide range of issues such as - traumatic life events, Work related issues, Depression, Anxiety, Self-harm, Anger, Relationship issues, Bereavement, Low Self-esteem, gambling addiction and Emotional and Physical abuse.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions - £40 per hour.

Students - £35 per hour.

Organisations/EAP - £40 per hour.

When I work

Day time/Evening availability.

Further information

I have completed a level 4 Diploma in Counselling Children, Young People and Adolescents.

I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling Solutions.

I work for a Gambling charity - counselling for problematic gamblers.

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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