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(MBACP) - Registered Adults and Children Therapist

About me

As a Humanistic Counsellor, I pay close attention to the person as a whole, taking into account Your mental, physical and emotional needs, including your heritage and past experiences and where the main aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you feel safe and where your choices are valued and respected.

My counselling experience developed prominently in areas of grief, loss, depression, social anxiety, sexual abuse, bullying, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and trauma. If you're unsure I can be of help, please do not hesitate to ask. 

The approach I take in the therapeutic relationship will position You in a place of an expert. Only you know what truly is going for you, what has happened to you and if at the present moment the world feels like a deserted island, talking and processing experienced difficulties in a safe environment can lead to clarity and relief. It can also help build on the courage and curiosity to develop new, perhaps healthier ways to overcome what hurts.

Due to my heritage and a long road of personal learning, I recognise how intersectionality and experienced discrimination due to race, heritage, culture, disability, sexuality, gender or economic background can impact one's view of self and the world.

I'm continually trying to develop within myself and in my practice anti-discriminatory culture, where your presence in the counselling room is not defined by societal/political expectations, labels or categories.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescent 
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My offices are based at the heart of Tamworth, Staffordshire and at the beautiful grounds of Sir John Moor Foundation in Appleby Magna, providing short and long-term one-to-one therapy to adults, children and young people.

Counselling sessions take place in person or via an online platform Zoom .

To any enquiries via telephone, direct message or email, I will do my very best to respond within 48 hours. 

Albert Road, Tamworth, B79 7JN

Sir John Moore Foundation, Appleby Magna, DE12 7AH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults