I'm a psychotherapeutic counsellor working in Kendal with ten year's experience in a range of settings, from primary health care to schools, and now in private practice based at the Porchlight Practice on Highgate in Kendal.
I offer a free initial assessment with no obligation, and then have a fee of £40 per session thereafter (or £30 for those on low income).
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the Northern Guild Psychotherapy and Counselling and qualified in 1990 with a three-year Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, grounded in client-centred theory with a further two years in Gestalt theory.
Since then I have worked as a Counsellor in primary health care, schools and, most recently with MIND.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session (£30 low/unwaged)