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Counselling MBACP

About me

I am a professional qualified Counsellor working within the Teignmouth and Newton Abbot area. I offer a confidential and professional space to explore thoughts and feelings with warmth and compassion.

it can sometimes take courage to face the difficulties that occur in all our lives and I am aware that taking that first step in coming to Counselling isn't always an easy one.

Whatever your reason for entering into Counselling or therapy, I believe in meeting you with understanding, respect and a deep valuing of your individuality. Should you choose to work with me I will offer a therapy tailored to who you are.

I am an Integrative Counsellor trained in many approaches which I use in a holistic way. These include: Transactional analysis, Gestalt, Existentialism, Meaning work, Sand tray therapy, CBT and Mindfulness.

I follow the BACP guidelines in having regular supervision along with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I also have professional indemnity insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a certificate in Counselling 2013 and an advanced diploma in 2017 at the renowned Iron Mill College. i have extensive experience of working within a Counselling service where I offered support for difficulties such as trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety.

Before training to become a Counsellor I worked in a volunteer capacity with the Samaritans for many years.

I also have considerable experience as a counselling client myself.

I have attended training courses on

  • Sandtray play therapy
  • Relational Depth
  • Meaning
  • Self-care in a Gestalt context
  • Guided imagery

I attend regular CPD (continued professional development) events inline with BACP guidelines as a part of my commitment to providing the very best of service to my clients.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Each counselling session lasts for one hour unless we have previously arranged otherwise.

Each one-hour session is £45 with the initial session costing £20.

The initial session is at a concessionary rate to explore the nature of the client's difficulties and to allow the client and myself the courtesy of our working relationship being incompatible should on the very rare occasion that is the case.

When I work

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Many of us lead busy uncompromising lives these days, i offer a certain amount of flexibility to the hours i work. I can offer some evenings and some weekends with notice.

Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12

The Fountain For Health, 9 The Triangle, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8AU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

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