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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Chester

About me

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I am a fully trained and registered counsellor and psychotherapist in Integrative Psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis, and I use these methodologies to help you understand yourself and your relationships with others.

I offer a respectful, compassionate and confidential space to support people with short-term challenges and longer-term personal change. I am trained to help you understand anxieties and problems in your life in a way that makes sense to you. You may be experiencing difficulties related to events happening in your life at the moment, or deep-seated problems that have been with you for a long time.

I believe that exploring difficulties and gaining a better understanding of ourselves can help us in changing problematic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, and help us to live more peaceful and fulfilling lives. Exploring our experiences and responses can allow us to regain a sense of freedom and spontaneity and help us to manage relationships and live the life we want.

I offer a range of options if you'd like to work face-to-face in my comfortable offices, online or on the telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy 
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
  • UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice
  • DBS Checked (Enhanced)
  • I also provide counselling services for the NHS.

I have completed further training in:

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Online & Telephone Counselling 

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.

UKATA

UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 for individuals

Further information

Making that first contact can be difficult, so to help I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation for us to ‘meet’ with no obligation. Contact me by phone, text or email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I offer both daytime and evening appointments.

55 Hoole Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3NR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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