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(MBACP)

About me

At Ataraxia counselling i can offer a safe, warm and confidential space for people to share and work through their life experiences and issues. We offer Skype sessions for those who are unable to attend sessions in person.

Originally trained in Psychodynamic counselling i went on to train further as an integrative Counsellor. I have also studied Cognitive behavioural therapy allowing me to work in a more goal focused environment.

I have slowly developed a relational supportive style of counselling which suits most clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training has been a combination of colleges, university and a private counselling school.

I started working as a drug and alcohol mentor for Foundation 66 offering support for addicts and alcoholics.

I am an associate counsellor for an alcohol and drug advisory service where i see clients with alcohol dependency issues weekly.

I have been an associate counsellor for Mind in mid Herts where i see clients weekly working with all types of personalities and mental health conditions.

My counselling qualifications are : AQA level 2 counselling certificate, NCFE levels 1and 2 drug and alcohol mentoring certificate, a certificate of higher education in counselling (psychodynamic), CPCAB level 4 diploma in counselling (integrative) oplex careers level3 certificate in C.B.T,  I have recently completed a NCFE level 2 in awareness of mental health problems.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

social media issues (dependency,addiction or bullying)

Photos & videos

Fees

Additional information

Each 50 minute session costs £50 for individuals and £60 for couples.

Skype sessions cost £50 for individuals.

When I work

9am -9pm Mondays - Fridays 8am-2pm Saturdays and Sundays

Further information

Ataraxia counselling offers daytime, evening and weekend counselling services.

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples