I am a fully qualified, experienced and accredited /insured Psychodynamic/Integrative Counsellor/Therapist.
There may be times in our lives when we may experience difficult and challenging situations. Counselling offers a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to explore these difficulties. I aim to offer an empathic therapeutic relationship that can bring about a better understanding and awareness, thus leading to relief of distress.
I offer short term and long term therapy, to adults and young people, in a comfortable room that is in a quiet village setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice. (Within higher education) Teaching Fellow HEA
BA Hons in Professional Counselling (University of Leicester)
HE Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling
HE Certificate in Counselling
Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) (Colby College, Maine, USA)
Post qualifying (2007):
Senior Counsellor/Clinical Supervisor & lecturer: The University of Leicester.
Child, Adolescent and Family therapist. The Laura Centre Bereavement charity. Coventry & Warwickshire / Leicester 2011- 2017
Private Practice: Short & Long term counselling/therapy (Child and adolescent; 11-18 years and adult work).
Clinical Supervision: For therapists in practice and trainee counsellors. (Individual & Group).
Child and Adolescent therapist: Therapist/ Consultant specialising in Looked After Children. Barford Care. 2007 - 2011
Volunteer counsellor: The Leicester Counselling Centre. Adult counselling. 2005- 2008
I am a Accredited and Registered member of the BACP and adhere to the code of ethics and professionalism set in their standards.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.