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DipHic. MBACP (Accredited); EMDR Therapist (EMDR UK)

About me

I am an experienced, fully qualified and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide professional and confidential counselling in a safe and supportive environment.

I am experienced in a broad range of issues (see below) and can offer either short term (up to 6 weeks) or longer term support.

I offer an initial 50 minute consultation session, which is free of charge and without obligation. During this session I will answer any questions or concerns, gain an understanding of your situation, and together we will look at how counselling could help you.

Please Note:  I am currently offering the option of sessions by Skype, Zoom or Telephone in line with recent Department of Health recommendations.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Professional Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, which means I am able to draw from a range of approaches to suit the individual needs of each client.  I am also a fully qualified EMDR Therapist (registered with EMDR UK) and I'm qualified to offer this treatment either in person or online via video link. (See below for details of this treatment). 
I also have additional specialist training in addiction and addictive behaviours.

As a member of BACP, I adhere to the highest ethical standards.

As well as running my own private practice, I also work within the NHS and voluntary sectors.

EMDR: "Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming" is a "NICE" approved intervention for many mental health difficulties and is a frontline treatment for Trauma and PTSD. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

Fees

From £40.00 to £80.00

Additional information

Sessions are weekly and are 50mins long.

Fees from £40 per session, payable at the end of each session (by cash or in advance by bank transfer)  I am registered with most major Health Insurance companies.

An initial 50min consultation session is free of charge.

When I work

I am currently offering the option of sessions by Skype, Zoom or Telephone in line with recent Department of Health recommendations.

Further information

I have offices in Swindon (Old Town SN1) and in Calne (Town Centre SN11) so please state which location you would prefer in your enquiry.

Both locations have ample parking available nearby.

For inquiries or to make an appointment please call or email me. Please note that I will receive phone or text messages more quickly and I try to respond to these in between appointments, however in times of high demand it may take 48 to 72 hours to reply to your enquiry. 
If I am unable to answer your phone call, please leave a message and phone number and I will return your call as soon as I can.

Calne, Wiltshire, SN11

23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme