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MBACP, PG Dip Counselling, PG Cert Supervision

About me

If you are struggling with your mental health or feeling stuck in life, then it would be my privilege to help you get to where you want to be. 

I offer a counselling service to children, young people & adults in the Congleton and surrounding area face-to-face, or online video/telephone for anyone living elsewhere.  I have extensive experience and can offer a safe, respectful environment which enables issues to be explored in a nonjudgemental, confidential space. I also offer counselling to family groups.

If you (or someone close to you) is struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, bereavement, low self esteem or confidence, family or relationship issues, bullying, behavioural issues, abuse or similar problems, then please contact me to discuss how I can help.

Your counselling will be tailored to suit your individual needs, be that short or long term therapy, and I may draw on other approaches such as CBT and solution focused therapy, or use creative interventions such as mindfulness, drawing and visualisation when appropriate.

I offer counselling to Children (10+), Young People, Adults and Family Groups.

I hold a valid Enchanced DBS Certificate.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Metropolitan University of Manchester
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Counselling from the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)

Training

  • Intermediate Multi-Agency Safeguarding
  • Level 1 Safeguarding Children
  • Working with Families
  • Working with Blended Families
  • Working with Conflict within Families
  • Working Creatively with Families
  • CBT with Eating Disorders
  • ASIST in Suicidal First Aid
  • Working with Suicidal Clients
  • Sexual Abuse/Violence Awareness
  • Behavioural Activation in Depression
  • Addiction
  • Working with Trauma
  • Erotic Transference
  • Inner Child
  • Class Issues in Counselling
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Responding to Conflict
  • Whistleblowing

2,500+ hours working with Children & Young People and Adults for local charities.

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

From £35.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Children, Young People & Adults - £40 / 1 hour session.

Family Groups - £100 / 1.5 hour session.

Couples - £100 / 1.5 hour session.

Low Income/Students/Student Counsellors - £35 / 1 hour session.

Supervision - £55 / 1.5 hour session (monthly).

Supervision for Placement Counsellors - £35 / 1 hour session (fortnightly).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesdays & Thursdays - Face to Face in Congleton

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - Telephone/Video

Further information

1-to-1 sessions take place in Congleton town centre, which offers both convenience and discretion.

Congleton, Cheshire, CW12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Face-to-face counselling not suitable for wheelchair access due to narrow staircase and no lift available, sorry.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer person-centred supervision to placement counsellors, counsellors and professionals who work with children, young people and adults.

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