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MBACP Dip/Adv Dip

About me

Sometimes it can feel as if life throws us in at the deep end, leaving us feeling confused and lost.  Talking about the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, anxiety and depression, panic attacks or perhaps feeling stuck in your life can help to process these difficult experiences and feelings. I offer a confidential and non-judgmental space where we are able to think together, explore your needs and bring new life to your self-awareness.

We can work short or long term depending on where you feel you are in your life and think about what you need from counselling. We can explore your life experiences, early and present relationships, which can help bring a greater understanding of what brought you to seek counselling now. I work with young adults and beyond exploring a range of emotions such as depression, anxiety, loss, sexuality, self-harm, anger, panic attacks, obsessive behaviour, bereavement, family issues, stress and work related stress.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons - The London Institute
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

I have previously worked in the creative industry for over 15 years and use this experience to explore your inner world in a creative and visual way when memories can often provide such vivid imagery.

I also believe that many of our emotions manifest in the body - I can work with you to gain a greater understanding of your physical symptoms.

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

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 for individuals for a 50 minute online or telephone counselling session

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime appointments available online or telephone.

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

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