I offer an integrated approach to counselling drawing from a range of modalities enabling me to tailor my counselling to your specific needs. I strive to provide a calm nurturing space where you feel safe and listened to in an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance. I am a BACP registered counsellor and adhere to their code of ethics and good practice. I work both short and long term but you are not committed to any set number of sessions.
Counselling can be a daunting experience and often clients have been struggling for a while on their own before seeking therapy. Statistics identify there are 70 million working days lost to mental illness in the UK each year which shows how prevalent stress and discord with life has become.
Counselling has been described as the process of holding a mirror up to your life thereby allowing you to see things from a different perspective. It is very much a collaborative process with my person centered roots I firmly believe you are the expert in your life and have the capability to heal and live in a more authentic way.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Diploma - Weston College
CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Counselling - Bath Spa University
CPCAB level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Bath Spa University
Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Counselling - Bath Spa University
Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101
Specialist Domestic Abuse Training - BAVA
Telephone Counselling Training: working with long and short term clients
I am fortunate to have been able to work in a variety of local counselling organizations gaining substantive experience in working with a diverse range of issues. Working has included addressing the specific issues of carers and their families, working within a mental health and wellbeing organization and a charity working with survivors of domestic abuse where I also coordinate the counselling team.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial session £20.00 This is where we can discuss what you would like from counselling and gives you the opportunity to decide if we can work together.
A small number of places are available at a discounted rate for those on low income and for counselling students. Please ask for details.
Counselling £40.00 per 50 minute session
Please contact me by phone or email in confidence to discuss your counselling needs.