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(MBACP) Registered

About me

I have over 33 years experience working within the public service sector and have a varied experience of life and its challenges. What I realised is that there is much attention paid to external aspects of peoples lives for example their work, life style or standing in society that many people become isolated in their own internal worlds. The world of their feelings, thoughts and beliefs. This sense of isolation can result in unhappiness and confusion. I wanted to understand more about this so I returned to education and retrained as a therapeutic counsellor.

The key to the counselling process is the client/counsellor relationship, therefore I  aim to provide a welcoming, confidential and professional service focusing on your individual needs where you will have the opportunity to explore issues and how they may be impacting on your life currently.

I offer both brief and longer term therapy depending on your individual need.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered  Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5
  • Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Certificate in working with children in Counselling
  • Certificate in working with survivors of sexual abuse
  • Mindfulness for everyday living
  • Safeguarding training for children
  • Safeguarding  training for adults
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

My fees are currently £45.00 for a 50 minute session - counselling students £30.00 for a 50 minute session

When I work

Hours of practice: Monday to Thursday 10am till 4pm I am also able to offer evening appointments - last appointment time 7pm

Further information

.Ample unrestricted car parking
 
Practice rooms at:

Therapy Station
Unit 8
Salisbury House
Wheatfield Way
Hinckley
LE10 1YG

I look forward to meeting you, if you have any queries' please do not hesitate to contact me. I would like to offer you my best wishes on your journey.

Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme