I am a BACP registered and accredited counsellor based in North Norfolk. Although I usually work from both Sheringham and Norwich, I am currently only working online and on the phone.
With over 25 years experience as a counsellor, I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues including addiction, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties. Over the past 10 years I have specialized in working with survivors of trauma and abuse.
I understand that coming for counselling can be a difficult and challenging choice for many people; I know that it requires commitment and can evoke distressing and difficult feelings. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space where you can explore those feelings and understand how they are affecting your life
Through many years of practice and personal and professional development I have built on my original Person Centred training and I am able to respond creatively and flexibly to the different issues that people may bring to counselling.
I offer face to face sessions in Sheringham close to the town centre, and in the centre of Norwich.
I also offer supervision in both locations
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor 20 years ago and over that time I have had the opportunity to work in a wide range of settings. Most recently I was employed by a Rape Crisis centre to set up and manage a new counselling service. I continue to be involved with Rape Crisis as a sessional counsellor. I have also worked as a therapist for many years in drug and alcohol services and in services supporting young people.
Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Metanoia Institute London 2020
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Hertfordshire 1994)
Diploma in Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine (Ki Kai Shiatsu Centre 2000)
Higher Education Diploma in Substance Use and Misuse (Thames Valley University 2005)
MA in Woman and Child Abuse (Centre of Woman and Child Abuse Studies, London Metropolitan University, 2011)
Understanding the physical and emotional world of the developing child and young person (Islington Integrated Training 2010)
Supervision Skills for Safeguarding Children from Harm (Norfolk Safeguarding Board 2010)
Making Trauma Therapy Safer (Babette Rothschild 2013)
Foundation Course in Understanding and Working with Dissociation (European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation / First Person Plural 2013)
Telephone Counselling Training Course (Sarah Hart 2014)
Throughout my counselling career I have attended regular training on issues about domestic violence, substance misuse and the impact of trauma and I remain committed to on-going training and professional development.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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