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FdA(MBACP)

About me

I can provide you with a warm, supportive, safe space which can allow you to explore any difficult issues you may be experiencing in your life. This could be emotional turmoil due to a life situation, or perhaps a traumatic event that has happened to you, causing feelings of overwhelm. I will always listen and endeavour to understand you, free from any judgement. Allowing you to share your story at your own pace.

I have an integrative approach which means I draw upon different modalities of counselling through my experience and training. This will help me to meet your needs in the best way I can, whilst working with you.

My own background has lead me into the world of counselling, helping others who are experiencing emotional distress or some kind of internal or external crisis. This coupled with my integrative training means I have experience working with a wide range of emotional difficulties including: substance misuse, addiction, early childhood trauma, domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, and relationship problems.

I hope to offer you a compassionate and safe environment allowing you to explore painful feelings that could be causing you symptoms of distress. This exploration, over time, can provide some relief from these symptoms. As we explore this together, my hope is that you will also gain an insight into understanding yourself better; enabling you to perhaps make changes or choose a path that feels intuitively right for you.

My personal ethos is that we all know what feels right for us and what is innately best for us, no one else is an expert in our lives. Finding ways to trust our instincts helps us gain self-awareness, which enables us to build our own inner-resources and strengths. This can free us from emotional burden and feel empowering. I work by aiding this process through our sessions together.

As a qualified counsellor I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). This is an organisation that provides a standard and code of ethics for counsellors to adhere to. I practise within this code of ethics.

I work with adults only, over the age of 18.

I am currently working with clients both Face to Face and online via a secure platform. Face to Face sessions are offered in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a foundation degree in therapeutic counselling and trained through Gloucestershire college. Gloucestershire college is recognised for providing an extensive and thorough integrative counselling training programme. During my training and post qualification I have also worked for an organisation that supports clients with substance misuse, and I have a special interest in working with Trauma. I incorporate both psychodynamic and person centred models into my work, alongside some trauma informed work models.

Post qualification I have also completed a diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. DBT is an evidence based psychotherapy that can help treat personality disorders and interpersonal conflicts by using specific skills. I incorporate aspects of DBT skills within my work.

I work using a variety of modalities which allows flexibility when considering a  clients personal needs.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I provide weekly 50 minute appointments at £50. I offer an initial 50 minute session for £40. This session will allow you to get a feel for me and decide whether you’d like to work with me.

I also have a limited capacity for a reduction of fees to students, and those on low income.

When I work

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Further information

I now have a space in the area of Stroud to be able to provide face to face sessions, Please email me for further information.

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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