BA, DipCouns, DHP(NC), Registered MBACP
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I am a therapist with over 17 years of experience working in the mental health field in a variety of settings. I have an eclectic approach and draw on a variety of strategies to suit my client's needs. I will provide a supportive environment of acceptance and understanding in which you will be able to explore and resolve your concerns. I work with individuals of all ages who may be experiencing distress due to a range of issues such as:
- Anxiety / Panic Attacks
- Low self-esteem
- Eating disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
In my therapeutic approach I incorporate Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy and relaxation techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Social Studies (Hons)
- Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Hypno-psychotherapy
- Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- Certificate in Mindfulness Training (Level 4)
I have attended various short courses and workshops including: Understanding Anxiety, Stress Management, Working with Anger, CBT for OCD, Transactional Analysis 101, Drugs Awareness, Perpetrator and Victim Awareness, Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness.
I have 17 years experience of working for a mental health charity working with individuals and groups. I also work as a therapist for a leading Cumbrian charity (SAFA) offering counselling and support to people who self-harm or have an eating disorder.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Each 1 hour session costs £45
All appointments will be charged for unless 48 hours notice is given.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information prior to making an appointment.
Ultimately, we are all here to grow and learn from the experiences we create with others through our thoughts, emotions and actions. In order to enjoy life and to be happy we need to be free to express ourselves creatively, to value ourselves and to connect with the world around us.
For many of us the ability to achieve these things is blocked by trauma, grief, loss and emotional disturbance. These blockages, though hidden, manifest as depression, anxiety, anger, phobias, addictions and many other physical, emotional and mental health problems.
However, we have within us the ability to heal. Counselling can help us to access this ability and once again reconnect with the joy of life and express ourselves freely.