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About me

About counselling

I will provide you with a safe and comfortable space that gives you the opportunity to explore any issues, feel heard and be valued. By listening to you in a non-judgemental manner, I will respectfully help you to find and develop your own solutions, unique potential and abilities, enabling you to make the most of life and its opportunities.     

Session times and frequency

I will meet you on a weekly basis (to be agreed) and each session will last 50 minutes.

Should you arrive late for a session, it may not be possible to extend the time as I may be expecting another client after yourself.

If you are unable to attend a session please inform me at least 24 hours prior to your appointment, otherwise the full fee will be charged.

Counselling sessions are open-ended, but it is recommended that I review any progress based upon a cycle of 6-8 sessions.

Sometimes counselling can feel challenging, emotional or difficult. Should you experience any problems that cause you to consider ending your counselling sessions, I'd advise that you discuss this with me so that I have an opportunity to explore this. Please keep absences to a minimum - too many gaps can slow down the progress of our counselling sessions.                                                                                                              

Confidentiality and the limits of confidentiality

The content of our sessions are confidential to you, the client, and to me, the counsellor. However, under the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP) guidelines, I am required to discuss our work with our supervisors, in order to ensure I provide a quality service and that the best practice is followed. Supervisors will not be told anything which identifies you – it is the counselling issues only that are discussed.

I will keep brief, unnamed records of our sessions which will be stored securely.

In exceptional circumstances where I have a concern for your safety, or that of others, it may be necessary to seek the help of an outside agency or the Safeguarding Team. If possible, I will discuss this with you beforehand.

I am required by law to disclose the following and you may be notified of this course if action is to take place:

  • Acts of terrorism
  • Treason
  • Concerns regarding child protection issues
  • Concerns regarding vulnerable adults
  • Drug or people trafficking

Code of Conduct

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’. This ensures that you can expect a first class professional counselling service. A copy of the Ethical Framework can be found on the BACP’s website at

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully registered by MBACP and obtain the following:

BA (Hons) Counselling with Brief Interventions
FdA in Counselling with Brief Interventions

This includes:
• Person-Centred Approach
• Motivational Interviewing
• Neuro linguistic Programming
• Solution Focused Therapy

• CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

I also hold certificates in training for:

• Secure Handling of Confidential Information (hscic)
• Information Security Guidelines (hscic)
• Patient Confidentiality (hscic)
• Information Security Guidelines (NHS-Connecting for Health)
• Information Governance (hscic)

This qualifies their understanding in variety of areas that are essential as part of our 'Continuing Professional Development' which include:

• Addiction- Alcohol & substance misuse
• Adult & Child Safeguarding
• Anger management
• Anxiety
• Bereavement & Loss
• Domestic violence
• EFT- Emotional Freedom Techniques
• Equality & Diversity
• Mental Capacity Act 
• Mindfulness
• Self harm with Adults & Adolescents


Member organisations


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


£47.50 per session

Additional information


Your first session with me will be an Initial assessment. This will last 50 minutes and cost £47.50.

Every session after your initial assessment will still be 50 minutes and cost £47.50.

Each payment is to be paid at the start of every session.

When I work

Mon - 8.30am - 8.30pm Tues - 8.30am - 8.30pm Wed - 8.30am - 8.30pm Thurs - 8.30am - 8.30pm Fri - 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat - 8.30am - 12.30pm

Physiofusion Ltd, 56 Bank Parade, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1TS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme