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Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Accessing a Counsellor
The initial decision to seek out counselling or therapy can be a daunting one, particularly if it is something that you have never accessed or experienced before.
There are multiple services out there and it can be difficult to decide which is the best choice for you. Therefore, it is important that you have as much information as possible when choosing a counsellor. If you cannot find the answers to your question here then feel free to contact me through any of the details on this site.
What I Offer
I offer a free initial telephone or Skype consultation for new clients. This is so I can introduce myself and so you have the option of asking questions about my practice. It can also help to 'break the ice' before meeting face to face, and enables you to consider if you want to take up the service.
I offer brief and long-term face to face counselling to individuals. My services are either Online or via the Telephone.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor. I have experience of working with clients who have presented with a variety of issues, such as grief, bereavement and loss, alcohol and substance misuse, boundaries, relationship difficulties, confidence building, identity, personal development, self-esteem and sexuality.
I have experience of working with students and employees with regard to academic and work related stress.
If you are unsure if my service would be right for you, then feel free to contact me to discuss further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor.
I also have qualifications in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work.
I have a broad experience of working with a variety of client issues, including grief, bereavement and loss, alcohol and substance misuse, boundaries, relationship difficulties, confidence building, identity, personal development, self-esteem and sexuality.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I abide by its Code of Ethics. I am a member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS). This includes keeping up to date with continuing professional development and supervision.
I have a PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University (July 2017). My thesis explores the concept of ‘boundary’ as understood and experienced by counsellors. It was through my counsellor training that I first gained an interest in ‘boundaries’ and how they are understood and used in therapy. This research has influenced my own practice and I acknowledge boundaries as a key aspect of all counselling relationships.
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
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a free 20 minute telephone/Zoom consultation to all new clients.
I charge £50 per session for all the services I offer.
When I work
I have appointments available on Monday and Wednesday. Please contact me for details.