I offer face-to-face sessions now (2nd lockdown) whilst upholding social distancing and government safety guidelines, as well as Skype/Facetime/Zoom/Phone sessions. Raised anxiety over Coronavirus? Job insecurities? Money or health worries? Relationship difficulties? I offer effective professional therapy to couples and individuals.
Tel: 07884 337174
I offer a confidential, professional and friendly experience, with the aim of successfully achieving relief, happiness and management of severe difficulties. My work is from private and secure rooms in Bedford, which also offer good disability access and facilities.
Many personal decisions are made and problems solved though discussion with friends or family. However, there are times when it is right to seek help away from the familiar daily environment. Seeking counselling is about making a positive choice to get the help that you need. Counselling can help with most personal, relationship or identity issues. These can include:
- relationship and family difficulties
- historical sexual abuse
- work related issues
- divorce and separation
- personal growth
- anxiety, stress and depression
- coping with illness or disability
Each client or couple is offered a full assessment prior to engaging in therapeutic work.
As an accredited member of both BACP and UKCP I work in accordance with their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Professional Studies in Psychodynamic Counselling with Uni of Herts and wpf
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Accredited Practitioner (IAPT Services)
- UKCP Registration - 026062
- MBACP Accredited - 589605
Other subsequent training in........
- 'Working with Personality Disorders'
- 'Counselling Children and Adolescents'
- 'Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling'
- 'Understanding Abuse & Trauma'
- 'Time, Stress and Crisis Management Skills'
I have years of experience working privately and within NHS as a GP Practice Counsellor.
Full assessment is taken prior to work
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Historic sexual abuse
- Injury or illness
- Disability and discrimination
Brief confidential telephone enquiry....free of charge
Initial Counselling or Therapy Assessment meeting (50 minutes)....£45 (one to one)
Counselling or Therapy (50 minutes sessions)....£45 (one to one)
Couple Counselling (50 minutes sessions)....£55
Appointments are near the centre of Bedford with parking on site, disabled facilities and a lift, or at a premises in a north Bedfordshire village.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the BACP code of Ethics and Principles.
I have an Enhanced DBS check and am covered by full professional indemnity insurance.