I am a professionally qualified therapist who offers counselling and psychotherapy.
We all deal with challenges in life and at times require emotional support. This can be due to upsetting events such as a traumatic experience or bereavement. At times we can feel ineffectual and have a general frustration with life. I offer a non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment to look at and explore the difficulties you may be experiencing. This will give you the opportunity to understand your thoughts and feelings and work through these difficult issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and have recently completed four years of advanced training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. I work using an integrative relational approach to Transactional Analysis.
I have had extended training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Drug Dependency.
I am a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) www.bacp.co.uk and am bound by its code of ethics. I am a student member of the Institute of Transaction Analysis and adhere to the code of ethics.
I have a broad and extensive experience in various therapeutic settings including working in the NHS and with clients requiring therapeutic support when in crisis.
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
The initial session is free and lasts for thirty minutes with no obligation to continue. If you decide to continue subsequent sessions last for fifty minutes at a cost of £45 per session.
I do offer concessions on a discretionary basis for individuals who may have a limited income.