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About me

I offer a safe space for you to feel heard and listened to. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor based in Taunton, Somerset. This means I have studied many different theories of therapy and counselling and can blend the right theory and practice to suit an individual’s needs, as everyone is different. Counselling offers a safe confidential space for you to talk, free of judgment and expectations. 

I blend together different theories and practices, which can help you focus on getting the most of our time together. Some people like to have activities to do between sessions, like journaling, others may have more of a creative mind and words do not form as easily as others. Whatever person you are, we can work together.

Creative work is very healing, some pictures really do say more than words. Being creative isn’t about being able to draw, it’s about expressing how feelings may look or feel if they could express themselves, and this can give a greater insight on areas which may be hidden.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications

  • FdA in Integrative Counselling
  • Children and young people, Level 2
  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling
  • Certification in Gestalt group facilitation (in progress)
  • Foundation year of Pesso Boydon Therapy 
  • DBS check
  • ICO registered

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and hold professional liability insurance. I adhere to an ethical framework and commitment to work ethically, respectfully and professionally. Confidentiality, boundaries and continued professional development are key to my practice.

Before qualifying as a Counsellor, I have spent the past 21 years working as a Veterinary nurse. This has given me a greater insight into love and loss. I am compassionate, warm and caring. I offer a space where joy can also be celebrated, I believe laughter is a great form of healing.

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

Fees

From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

One full hour £45

90 minute one off £70

Personal Development groups from £20pp.pw

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Some flexible evening slots available 

Further information

I believe great healing can happen in groups. For this reason I offer group therapy.

There are many reasons why group therapy would be right for you. More cost effective, develop greater self-awareness within groups, form deeper connections and you can have fun whilst doing therapy.

I facilitate a Group which requires a 6 week commitment. Please get in touch to find out about upcoming groups.

Taunton, Somerset, TA1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom