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About me

Qualified, BACP registered member, friendly, approachable, warm and relatable therapist.

In a world of full of so many uncertainties from the pandemic to unexpected deaths and uncovering new things about how we cope with life, more and more people want live a full, meaningful and satisfying life. The first huge leap in achieving this is therapy.

There are many different reasons why you may want therapy clear issues such as bereavement, loss, depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, sexual violence, relationship breakdowns, work related stress or bullying etc. Or maybe you’re unsure of how to move forward in life, whatever the issues may be my intention is to work in a client led way using my person-centred teaching to navigate sessions that are best suited for you.
 
Currently I offer online sessions using either zoom, Skype or WhatsApp video call.
 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their ethical Framework.

I have worked in charities over the last 7 years. I have background in working with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, depression, Anxiety, relationship breakdowns. I have supported children and young people ages 16 - 19 in a sixth form with issues ranging form eating disorders, bullying, education stress and family breakdowns. Alongside private practise I currently work at Child bereavement UK supporting both children, parents and families.

I trained as a person centred counsellor and have a Foundation Degree in Counselling accredited by the BACP and Middlesex University and I am a few months from completing my Bachelors of Arts Degree in Counselling accredited with Middlesex University where I have group supervision alongside one to one supervisor.

I work in a person centred way using Carl Rogers Approach or Empathy, Congruence and Non-Judgemental approach, but depending on the client's will draw on a number of different approaches from psychodynamic and Solution focused.

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

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

A very small number of confessionary spaces are available for students and lowincome  clients at £40 per 50 minute session.  (Proof of status will be required).

Further information

 Getting started

Getting Started

  • As a first step you can call or email me to arrange the first session.  This will give us an opportunity to discuss what is going on for you and how counselling might help you.
  • It will also give you the chance to ask any questions that you may have about counselling and my approach.
  • If you decide you would like to work with me, we can arrange regular session days and times.
  • I offer both short term sessions (6 to 12 weeks) and long term (1 year and over).  We can arrange what would work best for you.
  • If suitable an initial 6 sessions would need to be booked, and a review will be followed.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

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