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MBACP Dip.Couns. LLB (Hons)

About me

I help people to feel better about themselves and empowered to make positive changes to their lives. Being truly heard (perhaps for the first time) by someone who will never judge, dictate to, or betray you, can be a profoundly healing experience. With growing trust and commitment, negative thoughts and feelings can be explored, understood and overcome.  Regrets about the past and fears for the future can be replaced by fulfilment in the present.

My approach is integrative, drawing on different schools of thought, including psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive/behavioural, to find what works best for each client, the issues that arise and the stage of our therapeutic relationship.

Issues which I have been able to help clients to address include:

  • Anxiety, including panic attacks
  • Depression/hopelessness/apathy
  • Stress, for example at work
  • Loss, including relationship breakdown, bereavement and redundancy
  • Low self-esteem/shame/identity issues
  • Obsessional thinking, including OCD, OCPD and perfectionism
  • Overwhelming emotions such as anger, guilt, envy
  • Trust and control issues, e.g. in relationships
  • Isolation/loneliness

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Trained and experienced bereavement counsellor
  • Agency, charity and private practice experience of open-ended and time-limited therapy
  • An earlier career in leadership roles in dispute resolution, ethics, communications and international relations for a major professional standards organisation has provided an insight into work-related issues.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

When I work

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I am currently conducting all sessions by Zoom, with a view to re-introducing in-person sessions in spring 2022.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom