MSc, BSc (Hons) PG Dip, MBACP
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I am a warm, approachable person-centred counsellor with ten years' counselling experience. I also have over fifteen years' experience of working in one-to-one and group-settings in the substance abuse field. Based in a purpose built Therapy Room at my home address in Stoke Bishop, I aim to create a safe and trusted place where you can talk openly at your own pace.
What can I expect?
Initially, coming to counselling may feel like a challenging experience. However, I can assure you, it does get easier. The relationship we form is the most important and beneficial component. I will be there to listen and support you with whatever you want to bring. If it matters to you, it matters. All emotions and feelings are welcome, tears and laughter too. There are no expectations about how you should be in the counselling room; our only aim will be to work towards your personal goals and seek out positive change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have specialist experience in addiction, sexual abuse, and trauma. However, I have worked with, but I am not limited to, the following topics:
- Anxiety and depression
- Addiction and addictive behaviours
- Sexual & Physical abuse
- Domestic violence
- Life patterns and transitions
- Bereavement and Loss
- Relationships and Interactions with others.
I have completed the following training:
- Diploma in Counselling, University of Bristol
- Masters (MSc) in Integrative Counselling, University of Bristol
- Motivational Interviewing
- Working with beginnings, middles and endings
- Impact of Working with Trauma and Abuse
- ASIST suicide intervention training
- Working with families in conflict
- Domestic Abuse Awareness Training
- Senior Practitioner Child Protection Training
- Advanced Child Protection Training
- Domestic Violence and its effects on children.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Each counselling sessions is 50 minutes long. The first session is £25; this allows you the opportunity to meet me and decide if you want to carry on with further sessions. Sessions after that are charged at £50 per session. I have a card machine so you can pay easily at the end of the session. I also accept cash and cheque.
When I work
I work on Monday evenings Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-5pm