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MBACP, Dip. Couns, aYs Practitioner, BA Hons

About me


I offer Individual, and Couples Person Centred Counselling weekdays and weekends by appointment.

Person Centred Counselling is an approach which empowers the client and allows them to determine the direction Counselling may go in so that they can address, process and resolve the issues they have brought to Counselling. I work with clients in an empathic way, seeking to understand their experience as fully as possible, both through what they tell me in sessions, but also through their body language and patterns of behaviour.

I offer a safe, non-judgemental space in which to explore issues and work with respect and consideration. I work with honesty, candour and aim to be as authentic as possible with all clients.

A variety of Counselling tools are available depending on the needs and interests of each client, these can range from journal keeping, to visualisations, breathing practices, colour and image work, and role play, to name just a few.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed several years of Counselling training with CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.) In 2013 I completed their Introduction to Counselling course, in 2014 Counselling Theory and in 2017 I was awarded my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I am a fully registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I have experience of working with male and female clients, and couples with the following issues:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Eating Disorders
  • Abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Work difficulties
  • Redundancy
  • HIV and Blood Borne Viruses
  • Voice Hearing
  • Self-harm
  • Attachment issues
  • Mental Ill Health
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Low self-confidence
  • Isolation

I have also been working as a Yoga Teacher since 2000 working both with groups and individuals therapeutically for physical, mental and emotional issues, and am a Practitioner member of the Association for Yoga Studies.

In 1997 I graduated from Goldsmith's College, University of London with a BA hons in Fine Art.

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

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Fees

Additional information

Assessment Appointments - £20

Individual Appointments - £40

Couples Appointments - £50

Trainee Appointments - £30

When I work

I currently have availability on weekdays and weekends. Contact me to arrange an appointment. Appointments are currently available online (via Skype or Zoom), over the phone or face-to-face.

Further information

For face-to-face Counselling the areas I cover are - Penistone, Barnsley, Sheffield, Stocksbridge, Deepcar, Thurgoland, Silkstone, Silkstone Common, Thurlstone, Millhouse Green, Oxspring, Chapeltown.

For online or telephone Counselling there is no geographical limitation.

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Please contact me if you have access requirements and we can arrange online (via Skype or Zoom) or telephone work.

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