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Reg. MBACP, Adv. Dip. Integrative Counselling, PG Dip

About me

What's your approach? I'm an integrative counsellor, meaning I integrate the approaches I use based on your needs, and join these up to provide a therapeutic space where we can work together on a shared counselling journey to achieve your aims. If you choose, I can use 'breathwork' in sessions, there's a lot of anxiety around at present and finding 'a space to breath,'  exploring those thoughts, feelings and behaviours, can move things in a different direction.

In our sessions I am led by your needs and our shared counselling journey. 

Are you insured and qualified? I offer a fully insured, professional service that meets the standards of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. https://www.bacp.co.uk

Do you work online? I can provide counselling in person, online by ‘Zoom’, and by phone or email.

How does it work?  Contact me by phone, email, or through my website.                We arrange a time for a free 20 minute initial consultation, by phone or online, to see if we want to work together. I would need your email address to send you a link if you wanted to work online in the first instance.                                        After the initial consultation I send you a counselling agreement, you confirm it by email, we start therapy. I often with people for around 50 minutes once week, but you might chose a different arrangement.

How many sessions will I need? Early on, around session 1 or 2 we'll agree a number of sessions until we review. I often suggest 6 or 8 sessions and then a mini review where we decide where to take the therapy. I can work long term or short term depending on what you need and the issues you raise. Students in counselling training often block book according to their course requirements, other people can do this too.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since 2015 I have worked extensively as a counsellor with people who have experienced a range of trauma and people who seek counselling to address all kinds of issues, including damaging relationships, adverse childhood experiences, addiction, trauma, stress, depression and anxiety.

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and integrate a variety of 'person-centred, humanistic and existentialist' approaches to my work. 

After 20 years of working in social care and housing with people who need to understand their distress and experiences, and are seeking to find a better understanding of themselves I chose to retrain as a counsellor in 2015. 

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I provide concessionary rates to a limited number of students and unwaged clients on a scale starting at £30 per 50 minute online session for students, those on a low income and the unwaged.

My usual rate is negotiable depending on your needs and circumstances.

When I work

Contact me and we'll arrange a suitable appointment for you. 

Further information

PGTherapy.co.uk

You can find further information about my practice and FAQ's on my website

South Molton, Devon, EX36

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom