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MBACP, MA Counselling & Psychotherapy

About me

As you are here reading these words, then you may be taking the first steps in seeking someone to help you in certain areas of your life.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I have trained and practised in the major psychological therapies and am able to integrate them in a way that will best meet your needs. My experience has taught me that the greatest potential for growth develops within the therapeutic relationship. The foundation of this relationship is built upon you feeling safe, heard, understood and valued without judgement.

My focus is you as a person, to understand how you experience the world in the present moment. With this in mind I prefer not to list all the ‘conditions’ I can work with as your experience is unique in the world.

Please take the time to have a look through the rest of my website and if you have any further questions or would like to arrange an initial introductory session (free of charge) then please do get in touch.

Fees

The initial session will last 50 minutes and is £30.

Should you choose to begin counselling a 50 minute session will be £60 per session. I have a number of low cost sessions available for people unemployed or of low income, please contact me for availability of these sessions.

Discount is given for counselling/psychotherapy students of £30 per session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I first qualified as a physical education teacher and soon found a disposition for teaching students with educational needs different to those offered by the mainstream. In order to learn more about the human mind and further my understanding of the human condition, I gained a Psychology degree. This, coupled with a thirst for philosophy, led to me training as a counsellor. I have two years experience of working within the NHS occupational health department as a counsellor.

  • MA (Level 7) Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • PGDip (Level 7) Counselling & Psychotherapy - University of South Wales
  • PG Cert Counselling & Psychotherapy - University of South Wales
  • Levels 1 - 3 Counselling - Stroud College
  • Bsc Psychology - Open University
  • CIPD - Cert Training Practice - Brighton College
  • PGCE - Secondary Education - Southampton University

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

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

The initial session will last 50 minutes and is £30.

Should you choose to begin counselling a 50 minute session will be £60 per session.

I have a number of low cost sessions available for people unemployed or of low income, please contact me for availability of these sessions.

Discount is given for counselling/psychotherapy students of £30 per session.

3 Royal Crescent, Chletenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations