MBACP Accredited Counsellor
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We all face challenges and transitions throughout our life-time, which at times may throw us off balance and make us feel anxious or unsure about how we feel, or what we want.
Life can be challenging and we will all experience loss, change or endings. We may experience anxiety, depression or have difficulties with self-image, family, or personal relationships. We may experience unresolved issues from our past or experience repetitive patterns in our lives which we want to change. Internally we may feel vulnerable and unclear on how to resolve our issues and move forward.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, warm and down to earth. I am not here to make judgments but to work together to make sense of your thoughts and feelings, and support you to live a fuller, happier life.
I offer confidential counselling for adults, children and teenagers. My approach is Integrative, which means that I draw on Person Centred (how you are feeling now), CBT (goal/change focused) and Psychodynamic (how the past might be effecting you now).
I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which uses tools to help you unhook from anxiety, and live the life you want with your values in mind.
We can first talk via email or phone before arranging to meet for a consultation. Liking your counsellor is really important, so this is a chance to decide whether you feel I am the right fit for you.
We can meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your needs, I offer short or longer term therapy, it will always be up to you when you are ready to end.
Children and Young People
In the first instance I will usually talk with the parent/guardian, and arrange to meet the child/young person after this.
Every young person is different, I work in creative ways using art, sand-trays and with other tools to explore feelings. I can also offer practical strategies for reducing anxiety, panic, and other difficult to manage emotions. Some young people like to just talk too, this will always be their choice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, accredited and registered Counsellor, and member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I am a qualified Children and Young Peoples Counsellor, and have been working with young people in primary and secondary schools for 10 years, as well as within a charitable organisation / community setting.
In addition I am a certified Cyber Therapist, trained in working effectively and creatively via online platforms.
I have experience working with both adults and young people, within local authority education settings, a Domestic Abuse service, a family hostel, and a community centre receiving referrals from the NHS.
I have over 15 years experience working with families, where children and young people are experiencing varying degrees of distress, and before qualifying as a therapist worked for many years within the field of mental health and emotional well-being.
I have undertaken relevant training enabling me to work effectively with adults and young people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, issues around gender or sexuality and self-harming behaviours.
I have experience supporting children and families with additional needs, including behavioural difficulties, anger issues, autism and ADHD. As well as offering one to one counselling with children and teens, I also work with parents and children together, if this best suits your needs.
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
£50.00 per session
When I work