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PGDip, MBACP

About me

Welcome I am an Integrative Counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer secure, confidential telephone video and face to face counselling. I have experience as a private and workplace counsellor.  Please read on for why you may be seeking counselling...

At points in our lives, we face times when we just feel stuck, unable to find a way forward or know how to change a situation. It may be through a bereavement, divorce, separation, depression, anxiety, work-related stress or you may just not quite know, either way, I believe that through the support of a non-judgemental, safe trusting relationship with a counsellor you can find a way through the most challenging times in your life.
I offer integrative counselling and psychotherapy this means I work with various counselling approaches and will blend a unique counselling session for you.

The first time we meet, you will be able to start sharing your story and what brings you to therapy and how I can work alongside you to support you on your journey to empower you and to enable change. This will also be a chance for you to find out about what type of therapy I offer and if you feel it is what you are looking for. It is important to feel that there is a trusting, safe relationship between yourself and myself.

I understand what it can feel like to take this first step and will support you to engage in counselling whether it is the first time or returning to counselling and maybe trying a different approach, I will guide you through each step.

You can contact by mobile, call or text, or e-mail. I will normally respond within 24 – 48 hours within the working work.

If I don’t answer straight away it may be that I’m working with someone. Please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked within education, the charity sector, adults with learning disabilities, I am also able to deliver conflict resolution and group facilitation work.

I have volunteered for the charity SHYPP, supporting young homeless people and carers support in Hereford. I worked for CLD as a peer support co-ordinator and have a lot of experience of working with young people and the challenges both at home and school. I have experience of living away as an armed forces family and the complexities and challenges that the life-style change can bring.

My most recent employment is as a Wellbeing (Mental Health) Advisor, part of an Occupational Health team for a large county council. This is a varied role including counselling within the workplace, support for schools, head teachers and staff working within schools facing the challenges that the workplace can bring. As well as developing and delivering mental health awareness support and training for employees within the council.

Training

  • Currently studying Clinical supervision, online and face to face spring 2022- 2023
  • Post Graduate Diploma, University of South Wales, 2015 - 2017
    Level 7 Integrative Counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling skills. University of South Wales, 2014 - 2015
  • Foundation in Counselling skills. Gloucestershire Counselling services, 2007 - 2008
  • Level 2 counselling skills, Hereford Quay centre, 2004
  • Mental Health First Aid, Instructor course 2019, NUCCO
  • Safeguarding Level 3 trainer
  • Autism Awareness trainer
  • Conflict resolution facilitator
  • Restorative practice facilitator
  • First aid 

Experience

  • Experienced facilitator in psycho education within large organisational setting and education
  • Wellbeing and mental health advisor within large workplace organisation
  • Speaker at  BACP workplace conference
  • Speaker at education conference
  • Education background
  • Centre Co-ordinator for adults with learning disabilities

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes long and usually weekly. I will work with you and review with you to see how you feel the sessions are progressing. I offer both short term and long term counselling but it really is guided by yourself.

The initial consultation will be 15 minutes and I offer this for free and thereafter the sessions cost £50.00  and are payable at the beginning of each session. I offer a lower price for students at £35.00 . I do have some sessions available at a lower cost if you are unemployed or facing financial difficulty so please do ask, I believe that everyone should be able to access counselling and psychotherapy.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon - Wed 5 pm - 8 pm

Fri - 8 am - 4 pm

Further information

I am a member of BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, as a member of this I abide by the ethical guidelines and remain up to date in my CPD and supervision.

Enhanced DBS

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My counselling room is on a first floor. I am able to source alternative accessible counselling room if required.