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Counsellor in Twickenham, MBACP Accredited

About me

I’m an experienced, fully qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  In my private practice I provide a safe and welcoming setting.  Here I help people resolve the problems they have faced, enable them to achieve their goals and begin to lead the lives they seek.

I am experienced in working with people across a wide range of issues (see below) and offer both short and longer-term counselling.

Whatever has happened to you, recently or perhaps longer ago, I can help you make sense of how you feel and address the issues that cause you distress.  And within the space and freedom this brings, I can assist you as you begin to create the life you seek.

I offer evening appointments in East Twickenham.  Within a short walk of St Margaret’s Station, and with both a car park and on street parking, my practice is easily reached from Twickenham, Richmond, Teddington and the surrounding areas.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified to degree level (University of Greenwich).

As an experienced, professional counsellor, I am registered and accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Before working in private practice, I worked for voluntary sector organisations providing counselling services, most recently as a counsellor at MIND.

As an accredited counsellor, I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework, and maintain my registration by regularly attending professional development events in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £55 per counselling session.  Concessions available.

When I work

I offer evening appointments.

Twickenham, TW1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults