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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 30th June 2022

About me

Life can unravel when human beings experience trauma.

I offer different types support to help people explore greater independence, with the aim of helping people better cope with any current and future issues they may experience.

I am a counsellor and lecturer and have more than 38 years of experience in supporting, young people, adults and families.  I have been working as a certified Counselling Professional since 2017. I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, and stress. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to helping you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Philosophy – University of the West of England.
  • MSc Applied Psychology – University of Portsmouth
  • BA (Hons) Nursing with Education – Upper 2nd
  • Counselling Skills Certificate – University of the West of England.
  • Diploma in Counselling Psychology - University of the West of England.Counselling skills, including solution focused approaches, and modules in working with; couples, families and young people
  • Certificate in Online Counselling skills – Online Counselling and Supervision Training organisation, OCST current
  • Mental Health First Aid Trainer (MHFA)

Professional Body Memberships

  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).
  • Nursing & Midwifery Council – Registered Practitioner

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

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

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£45 per weekly session of 50 minutes.

Payment by cash or bank transfer

Concessions available

When I work

I am currently unable to take on new clients, until April 2022 

Further information

I have a current DBS check at the Enhanced level to work with Adults and Children.

I work with and adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's "Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy".

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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