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Dip.Couns, MBACP (reg), Life Perspective

About me

I am a BACP registered counsellor, deeply passionate about helping people.  Through my own personal life experience and mental health challenges, counselling and psychotherapy has given a life perspective I would have never imagined before.  I truly believe we each have our own answers, sometimes buried deep within us.  Therapy is a process to unearth them - perhaps when they are needed most.

I work with an integrative counselling approach for a range of life issues.  This starts with an exploration of the presenting problem(s), linking in past experiences to the present, to formulate goals for therapy going forward.  I cater to the personal needs of each client in order to unlock their full potential.

Whatever the problem(s), no matter how great or small it is perceived to be, help is available to overcome them.  Friends, colleagues and clients have described me as calm, caring and resilient.  I have a thirst for knowledge and understanding of people.  I value connection, trust and honesty, and I am committed in my work to help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).

  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (pending).
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative).
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Level 2 Introduction to Counselling.

I have worked within local and national agencies for mental health and addiction services.

I have also worked with individuals and students in private practice.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling services for families coping with relatives experiencing any of the above listed areas, particularly mental health and addiction.

Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva

Additional information

  • £30 / hour for individual adults online.
  • £40 / hour for individual adults face-to-face.
  • £30 / hour for students (including trainee counsellors).

If you have genuine financial difficulty that may exclude you attending counselling, I will offer a sliding scale where fees can be negotiated according to what you can comfortably afford.  I want counselling to be available to everyone no matter what your financial situation is.

When I work

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Further information

I offer online sessions via Zoom and telephone counselling.

I also offer face-to-face sessions in Billericay and Chelmsford.

Crays Hill, Billericay, Essex, CM11

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

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