As a qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I am working towards my BACP accreditation. My Foundation degree is person centred based, which promotes the core conditions of congruence, empathy and unconditional acceptance of the client, and, along with the use of other therapeutic models such as Solution focused, Cognitive behavioural, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapies are used to establish the necessary therapeutic relationship required to enable clients to explore their own emotions and issues.
I believe that all people are individuals and unique and as such I treat them with dignity and respect with sessions personalised to reflect their individual needs.
I am committed to the principles of the BACP Ethical framework by working in an ethical, confidential and non-judgemental manner encompassing client’s cultural, sexual and religious diversities. I have worked with male and female clients in short and long term counselling.
I have always been a people person and interested in their personal perception of the world around them and the impact this has on their daily lives, and, having worked in industry as a manager several years ago, I have some appreciation of the stresses and strains that working conditions can have on an individual’s mental health.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP registration (2014)
Foundation degree in counselling (Edgehill University) (2013)
ABC level 3 in counselling skills (2010)
In order to provide clients with the required and expected level of service, I attend training courses to enhance my professional development.
Training courses and workshops completed:
Equality and diversity
Mental capacity awareness
Towards recovery and wellbeing
Concepts of REBT
Philosophy and counselling
Spiritually in counselling
Childhood sexual abuse
Impact of trauma
Working with self-harm in counselling and psychotherapy
Basics of gestalt therapy
Working with shame in counselling
Introduction to CBT
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -–
Clinical features and cases
Working with anger and passivity in counselling
Counselling suicidal clients
Neuroscience and counselling
I worked at Telford MIND as a counsellor for 3 years until April 2015 and have experience of clients presenting with issues including depression, anxiety, work related stress, anger management, phobias, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, Asperger’s with associated depression/anxiety issues and olfactory reference syndrome (ORS). I also have a private practice.
I am fully up to date with an enhanced DBS certificate as required for me to work with vulnerable people, reference number 001515384701.
I also have full professional liability insurance.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
anger management, phobias,
Asperger’s with associated depression/anxiety issues,
olfactory reference syndrome (ORS)
Short term, block and open ended therapy sessions are available.
Evenings 5pm to 7pm and with limited availability at weekends
Monday to Friday
£45 per session
£40 per session counselling student discount
£55 per session
£50 per session student discount
£75 per session
£85 per session
I work out of offices based at a local community centre