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I am a Person-Centred Therapist with twenty-four years of experience. What I offer is for you to explore with me, in a safe, supportive and confidential environment, anything causing difficulty or distress in your life. The focus throughout is on what you feel, what you think, and what you decide. I work one-to-one and with couples.
I have extensive experience - both in the NHS and in private practice - with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, loss and relationship issues. I am also trained in Person-Centred Couples Counselling.
I am ready for us to work together on a short term basis, dealing with any problem you are experiencing right now, or longer term, for a more far-ranging exploration of the challenges you face in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited and registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling.
Certificate in CfD (Counselling for Depression), a way of working devised to work short term with NHS clients
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Currently working for the NHS in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, and in private practice in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire.
Fortnightly supervision of all my counselling work.
Regular attendance at Person-Centred experiential groups as commitment to my ongoing personal and professional development.
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.
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
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
£50 one-to-one, £60 for couples
Day and evening appointments available