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BSc (Hons), MBACP

About me

Sometimes things can become a little too much, maybe a little overwhelming and we need to talk and have someone to listen to us. A safe space just to be heard and be ourselves.

As a person-centred, experiential therapist I can offer you that time and space, affordability and easily accessible counselling in the heart of Preston at a time to suit you. As a member of the BACP and adhering to their ethical guidelines, there is nothing too big or too small to bring to counselling.  You are not alone and I'm here for you.

I am also an accredited Rewind Therapist providing closure without disclosure for trauma, PTSD and phobias, and have extensive experience of PTED.

I am passionate about talking therapies and the change that can occur in our lives through counselling and psychotherapy. Please take a look at my website, drop me a message or give me a call.  I offer an initial free half an hour appointment so we can get to know each other and you can find out about counselling and if you would like to book more time together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy - Derby University
  • FDA Counselling and Psychotherapy - Derby University
  • Rewind Therapy Accreditation - IARTT
  • Pre-Trial Therapy and Note Taking
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training                               
  • Trans Awareness Training
  • Safer Working Practices 
  • Safeguarding Adults   
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People         
  • Information Governance – NHS Standard     
  • Sexual Health Training   
  • ASIST Training               
  • Relational Depth – Mick Cooper
  • Dissociation and Complex Trauma                                                     
  • Naloxone Saves Lives       
  • Community Management of Alcohol Use Disorders   
  • Complex Trauma – First Phase Recovery                         
  • Secondary Trauma Impact, Recovery, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout           
  • Enhanced DBS Holder with Annual Update Check       

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

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Cash and Bank Transfer

When I work

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Lea, Preston, Lancashire, PR4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Free Parking

Online platforms

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