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There are many reasons why you may be considering Counselling, sometimes life can be so overwhelming! However, you have taken this first step by looking at the website, exploring what may be helpful to you.
I truly believe Counselling can help you gain clarity, understanding and assist you to make sense of your life. Sadly, I have no 'magic wand', but what I do have is the experience and training to encourage you to share what is troubling you then working through it together.
I am a respectful, compassionate Counsellor with a nursing background, I retired from a 25-year career in nursing within the NHS and wanted to continue in a profession where I could continue to help people. Most importantly I am warm, friendly and welcoming.
I offer a confidential, comfortable environment for us to explore your concerns together. My approach is non-judgemental, Person Centred/Integrative, tailoring sessions to every client's needs.
Registered member of British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.
My aim is to try to make Counselling something that EVERYONE can access. Just contact me to discuss - 07867 526457.
'There are many ways of getting strong, sometimes talking is the best way'
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
- Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
- Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
- Anger, Rage & Relationship training
- Certificate in Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Continued Professional development - I keep myself updated by attending workshops/study days and by reading relevant material.
- Trained instructor with Mental health First Aid England
- Currently studying with Open University - Module Understanding Mental Health and Counselling
I have my own private practice in a comfortable private environment, with parking.
I attend regular supervision sessions.
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
£35 per hourly session for individuals
**I am able to offer one free 30 minute session - to allow you to decide if I will be a suitable counsellor for you
Cheque, Bacs prior to each session
A charge will be made for non attendance/cancellation on day of appointment.
Please do call me to discuss - you have done the hardest part simply looking for someone to talk to - I reply to all calls and emails as soon as possible
I offer confidential online service
Skype sessions, Facetime or Whatsapp for clients out of area or for clients that feel it is difficult to leave their home.