BSc (Hons) Psychology, Registered MBACP
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Hello and a very warm welcome. If you are going through a challenging time in your life, whether it is to do with work, relationships or you are experiencing a more generalised anxiety or low mood, talking things through with a counsellor can help.
I am a highly qualified and experienced counsellor with a wealth of both professional and life experience. I offer a safe, supportive space where you can talk about your experiences freely, without fear of judgement. I will help you get a clearer understanding of yourself and your situation and will support you as you explore the issues that are important to you.
I am a Humanistic integratively trained counsellor with core person-centred values. I have significant training and experience in many different and diverse issues and approaches, which all inform the way I work. I have over 25 years experience of working in the field of mental and emotional health and wellbeing. I specialise in complex trauma and currently provide counselling for a charity supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
In my experience, it is the quality of the relationship between client and therapist that matters most, with trust at the heart of this.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Certificate in Gestalt Counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT)
- Certificate in Working with Sexual Violence
- Certificate in Working with Parents
Training and experience:
- Trauma/ PTSD
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Stress management and relaxation
- Anxiety/ Depression
- Eating disorders/ weight management
- Addictions/ 12 step recovery programme
- Domestic Abuse and sexual violence
- Self harm
- Dissociative Disorders
- Counselling Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Mindfulness/ breathworks
- Expressive therapies
- Transactional Analysis
- Suicide Prevention
- Couples/ Relationship Counselling
I qualified as a counsellor in 2009, and previous to that, have worked in many diverse settings during my life, including drug and alcohol services, the NHS, Cruse Bereavement Support, Domestic Abuse services, schools, local authorities and the third sector.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work according to the ethical framework for good practice. I attend regular, monthly supervision and I am fully insured to practice.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free brief telephone consultation usually 10-15 mins.
My fees are £45 per session, subject to annual review.
When I work
Monday to Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, other appointments available subject to negotiation and availability.
I am able to offer appointments Monday to Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, other appointments offered subject to availability.