Welcome to Willow Tree Counselling Service, I am a well grounded and qualified therapeutic counsellor with an easy going, genuine and honest approach to life that enables me to communicate and build trust within relationships with people from all walks of life and I believe that everybody should be treated equally and have the opportunity to reach their full potential within society.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP and work within their ethical framework offering individual counselling in a variety of ways and approaches that enables me to offer long or short term counselling dependent on the client's needs.
I have a vast military background having served over 10 years in HM Forces giving me the ability to connect, relate and emphasize with the daily issues and struggles that many Serving men and woman, Ex- Forces and their families encounter.
Currently I am the Counselling Service Manager for Willow Tree Counselling Service and previously at the YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
I also work therapeutically with children and young people between the ages of 4-18 within primary and secondary schools.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have vast experience of working with children, young people and vulnerable adults facing many issues in life from abuse, anxiety, depression, family/relationship issues, social issues, mental illness, low self-steem and substance misuse to name a few.
I also have experiencing of working with families and children suffering from bereavement that has given me experience of school based counselling within both primary and secondary schools.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
- Counselling Skills and Theory NCFE Level 3
- Helping Skills NCFE Level 2
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Eating Disorders
- Working therapeutically within the family
- CAMH Module
- Art of Self Care
- Aware of policies and procedures regarding equal opportunities, child protection and reporting abuse
- Provide comprehensive assessments of clients on which to base appropriate counselling interventions, or to make recommendations for referral to other healthcare professionals.
- I undertake regular supervision and have ongoing continual professional and personal development.
- Advanced DBS Registered
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual - £40 per session - 1 hour.
Couples - £50 per session - 1 hour.
Armed Forces and Veterans discount - Please enquire.
Student Counsellors on Level 4 Diploma - Please enquire.
Concessions offered for
At present and to keep within the government guidelines surrounding the Corona Virus I am offering clients sessions via Telephone or Zoom online as to ensure their safety and be able to continue offering the help and support they need during the tough times within our Country and around the World.