It takes a leap of faith to make contact with a counsellor and then it is important for you to feel safe, confidential and supported without judgement for you to be able to start to work together. It is therefore wise to book an initial consultation to see how you feel with the person and for me to assess if I am the right person to help you.
Since the start of the covid pandemic we have all had to adapt to online working. This has proved to be surprisingly successful. It allows people to feel relaxed in their own home environment for appointments. It is also proving easier for partners to attend together in couple counselling. For this reason I have decided to work entirely online using video. This can be via Zoom, whattsap , teams or skype.
Here are 4 reasons to choose me as your counsellor.
1. I have over 20 years experience as a general trained counsellor in all the areas listed on my profile below. I am an accredited member of BACP adhering to their code of ethics and conduct. I am accredited with B.I.C.A for the support of fertility issues and clinic treatments.
2. I have reasonable fees for the private sector which reflect my wish to provide counselling which is affordable to all.
3.I am a practicing specialist in counselling individuals and couples with relationship and fertility issues. I have worked in a licenced fertility clinic for many years and can therefore prepare and support people considering fertility options before, during, and after treatments.
4) I have worked for years with people experiencing a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of BACP.
I am an accredited member of the British infertility counselling association
I am an independent counsellor specialising in relationship and couple issues with particular interest in fertility and oncology.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual fee per hour £60
couple fee per hour £75
reduced fees available during covid-19 restrictions
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