BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP
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Hello and welcome. I am glad that you are reaching out for support. This may feel quite scary reaching out for the first time or you may have had therapy before and looking into further counselling, which still may feel scary...
We all have times when life may feel too much, or maybe feeling overwhelmed, or feeling stuck or maybe repeating unhealthy patterns of behaviour? I will hopefully make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with many years experience. My core training is within a Humanistic and Integrative approach. I believe that not one single approach can hold the answer, we have our own histories, experiences and as a therapist although I do not have the answers, within our sessions I will offer a safe space for you to find your way. Within our relationship, I will be integrating the whole of the person/body/spirit to enable space for growth, understanding and healing.
Finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with, finding the correct 'fit' is important for the work ahead. I offer a free 15 minutes 'hello' video call - to see if I am the correct therapist for you. This could be the start of an immensely liberating journey!
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 30 years working front line within statutory organisations, such as a Recovery worker/substance misuse (NHS and the Criminal Justice System), a Multi-Systemic Family Therapist (City Council) and a Mental Health Advisor within a University. I gained my BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2015) at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute, as I felt at times I needed a deeper understanding to work with those with distress, to enable to offer hope, empowerment and hopefully long term change.
I have worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team's including psychiatrists, psychologists and educators. I have experience of working with those with enduring mental health and substance misuse problems (duel diagnosis), complex trauma issues and families in need. With this breath of knowledge and understanding of the complexities of life enables me to use the most appropriate approach to reflect the diversity I work with.
As part of my registration I complete regular on going training, such as Integrating Polyvagal Theory in Clinical Practise, working with Dissociative Disorders in clinical Practise, Online and telephone Counselling, Child sexual Abuse, Dealing with Distress-working with suicide and self harm is some of the training i have completed this year.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
I offer a 15 minutes 'hello' video session to see if you want to work with me and for you to ask questions you have. If you feel comfortable working with me and feel we are a good fit, we can then book in for your first session.
The first session will be the start of the assessment where I will be getting to know you, to find out what your goals are and gather some baseline information.
My sessions are £50, for face to face and on line.
When I work
I offer face to face sessions on Tuesdays.
While I can offer video/zoom sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays.