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About me

Events and experiences in our lives can cause us to become disconnected from our true nature resulting in confusion, anxiety and loss of confidence. We may feel that we are helpless to change our lot and / or that we are ill equipped to cope with seemingly insurmountable problems.

My therapeutic work is based on the belief that the establishment of a trusting relationship is of primary importance. If this foundation is in place then it is possible for significant and positive changes to occur in terms of well being and quality of life.
Once a trusting, mutually respectful relationship is established the environment then feels safe enough for the exploration of ways in which old, limiting habits and beliefs can be addressed and ultimately changed.

My approach is Integrative, primarily Person Centred but incorporating Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic aspects as appropriate

I work within the British Association Code of Ethics and Practice which ensures confidentiality and respect for my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience


I am a BACP Senior Registered Counselor, UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor and hold qualifications in Further and Adult Teaching, Group Facilitation, Supervision and Critical Incident Debriefing

My work as a counselor started in 1984 as a volunteer with a Youth Counseling Agency. From 1990 to 2004 I worked at a College of Further Education as a counselor and tutor. During these years I developed and taught the college counseling course programme from Introductory to Diploma level
Since then I have worked in private practice as a counselor, supervisor and trainer

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling (per one hour session)

Individuals - £50.00
Couples - £55.00

Supervision - £55.00

I offer reduced rates for students in training

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

10.30 to 8.30 Wednesday to Friday

Further information

My counselling rooms are located in Old Town, Swindon. Easily accessible and with nearby parking available

88 Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3NW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an experienced and qualified supervisor offering supervision to people working within the helping professions.

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