BSc (hons), MBACP. Acorn to Oak Counselling and Supervision
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I believe counselling can help you change your life - it helped me to change mine!
My passion for counselling took root when I was in my mid 20's. I was going through a particularly difficult time in my life and was signposted to counselling. After two previous (and unsuccessful) experiences in therapy, I was a bit skeptical, but the journey I went on with my therapist was what I can only describe as life changing. At the end of my therapy I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to give to others what my counsellor had given to me. Fast forward some years and I am now a qualified therapist with a BSc (hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a registered member of the BACP.
I strive to give to my clients what was once given to me - a supportive, non - judgemental space where you can share and explore your life in a safe and contained way. I will join you on your journey, I will be by your side as you navigate life's bumps in the road and I will help you to develop and understand your self - awareness along the way.
Due to the difficult circumstances we all find ourselves in right now, I am currently offering remote counselling via telephone or Zoom/Skype but will be resuming face to face sessions in June.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 2 CPCAB Counselling Skills
- Level 3 CPCAB Counselling Skills and Studies
- BSc (hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Carolyn Spring - Childhood Sexual abuse: Hope for healing
- Carolyn Spring - working with Shame
- Cruse Awareness in Bereavement care.
- Level 2 Safeguarding adults
- PTSD counselling - Level 3 CPD
- Voluntary counsellor at a centre for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Currently working as a counsellor for two local counselling agencies
- Ethical Decision Making
- Lives of quiet desperation - working with men
- Online and telephone counselling certificate course
- Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision including online and telephone working
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in working with male adult survivors of trauma and abuse.
£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£35 per one hour session
When I work
Weekday day times and evenings.
Concessions are available to those in receipt of certain benefits and trainee counsellors.
Evidence of these is required.
I work with a wide range of issues and with all genders but I specialise in working with male adult survivors of trauma and abuse