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Child and Adult Counsellor. FdSc, P2B, MBACP

About me

Everyone goes through difficult times in life. But sometimes life can feel a real struggle where people may feel stuck, confused and unable to cope.

The aim of counselling is to give you an opportunity to explore difficult feelings, help you make sense and better manage them. I can help you by listening to you and exploring how you feel. Together we can work through your feelings, get a deeper understanding of who you are and find out what you need to live a more fulfilling and growthful life.

I offer a safe, professional, non-judgmental and confidential environment, counselling adults, adolescents and children. I can offer long term or short term counselling.

Common issues I have experience working with: anxiety, depression, isolation, anger, loss, bereavement, relationships, stress, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, abuse. This is not intended to be a conclusive list. Please let me know the issue you would like to address to see if I can help!

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc Humanistic Counselling (University of Greenwich)

Place2Be Certificate in Counselling Children

MBACP

MCYP - Counselling Children and Young People

Place2Be school Counsellor (primary)

The Magna Carta School Counsellor (secondary)

Youth/Student Counsellor - Richmond-Upon-Thames College

Age UK Counsellor

Private Counsellor

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £50 per 50 minutes session, payable in cash or by BACs transfer before each session.

Fees can be negotiable for people on a low income, please ask me for further information.

River Bourne Health Club, Heriot Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9DR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

Portuguese