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PgDip Psychotherapist (BACP Member) Bsc Counselling

About me

I am psychotherapist currently working remotely, providing telephone and online therapy sessions. I primarily work with Person Centred Therapy (PCT). This is a non-directive therapy which takes a positive view of individuals, believing that clients move toward becoming fully functioning through their own self development with therapeutic facilitation from the therapist.  However, I often include some elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) if appropriate or if further guidance during in sessions is required.  CBT looks at how we think, feel and act and how these all interact together. CBT aims to develop directive coping strategies, to target unhealthy patterns of thought and behaviours.

The initial assessment will be very different to a typical therapy session, as I will be aiming to get to know you and your needs as much as possible. I will ask questions about your presenting issues for therapy and I will also carry out a therapy contract and personal details form for our sessions, along with a risk assessment questionnaire.  This initial assessment is about you getting to know me also and deciding if I am the right fit for you, so please feel free to ask me questions also.

My aim as a psychotherapist is to provide flexible hourly online and telephone sessions, with adults ranging from 16 years upwards. I have experience of working with both males and females from ages 20 - 70yrs. I currently work as a counsellor within a drug and alcohol service. Due to this, I have a great deal of experience in working with complex and varying mental health issues.

Please feel free to contact me for further information or to book your free telephone consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy (Professional training)
  • BSc (Hons) Counselling & Social policy
  • Change Grow Live (Inspire) Drug & alcohol services 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.

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Fees

From £15.00 to £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Consultation - free 

Assessment session - £15 

Per hourly therapy session - £40

Six session package - £220

When I work

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Availability Monday to Sunday 

Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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