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About me

I embrace the ‘person-centred’ approach to Counselling which means that the client directs the process and the client decides the things we talk about. My role as a counsellor is to listen, help, encourage and support. I have experience of working as a counsellor in a range of settings and environments, including the private, public (NHS) and charity sectors.

I have a particular specialism in working with people experiencing anxiety and depression; believing that all instances of depression (or anxiety) are uniquely different and are experienced by people in many different ways. I also have a wealth of experience gained in working environments which I use to work with people experiencing ‘difficulties’ in the workplace such as stress, anxiety, harassment, bullying and losing any semblance of a work/life balance.

I am a calm, friendly and approachable individual, who is adept at listening and putting others at ease. For me counselling is an opportunity for a client to talk, to express their innermost thoughts and feelings; to say things that they may not be able to say in other settings. The counselling environment is a safe and secure place where clients can say precisely what is in their head without the fear of being judged. I allow my clients to set the agenda, to decide the things we talk about (and the things we don’t). I promise not to ask difficult or awkward questions and I always allow the client to move at their own pace, affording them time to get things into perspective, to come to terms with things slowly that may be overwhelming them and to afford them the time and space to consider the range of options ultimately open to them.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered BACP member with an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University.

I have a wide and varied experience of working with clients within a range of settings and can apply my skills flexibly to suit the needs of the client.

I am also a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and have a wealth of experience working with clients in relation to workplace issues and concerns.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

https://www.bacp.co.uk/profile/68e80edb-1c5b-eb11-a812-000d3adb1136/therapist?location=Nantwich

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are £50 for 60 mins.  

When I work

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My hours can be flexible to accommodate your needs and I am happy to schedule meetings during the evening. 

Further information

A free no obligation 15 minute telephone conversation can be arranged to discuss your requirements and to establish whether I can genuinely help and assist you.

Stapeley House, London Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7JW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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