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MBPsS MBACP (Accred); Bupa recognised
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 30th June 2022

About me

My practice involves broadening the range of healthy responses that an individual can give to the issues s/he experiences. The brain and body comprise profound systems of protective mechanisms, learned since conception. Sadly, a lot of these - while necessary in helping us survive our early years - are often unhelpful and self-limiting in adulthood.

I am an approved adoption and attachment focused therapist. The removal of a child from birth family is an enormously traumatic event, and working with foster and adoptive parents legally requires specialist training, which I am privileged to have. I also work with biological parents who want to deepen their understanding of their child's trauma and loss, be it through the difficulties of separation, divorce, bereavement, illness, etc.

My current area of interest is in meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.

At present, I conduct video and telephone sessions Mondays-Thursdays; I conduct in-person sessions on Fridays.

Training, qualifications & experience

I obtained my BSc (Hon) Psychology from Goldsmiths College (2004), and my Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy (2010). I am also a Barnardo's LINK Adoptions and Attachment Therapist (2013).

I am self-employed, and have counselled in educational and charity settings, and am recognised by Bupa. I have been in private practice for 10 years, and am DBS checked and fully insured.

I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP(Accred)).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Parenting difficulties - for birth parents & adoptive parents
  • Child behaviour problems
  • Identity issues
  • Issues with guilt and shame
  • Workplace bullying

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Fees

Additional information

£30 per hour (audio/video)

£40 per hour (face-to-face)

£45 per hour (agency)

When I work

Remote sessions Mondays - Thursdays 09:00 - 19:00

In-person sessions in Sheffield on Fridays 09:00-19:00

22a Holme Lane, Wellspring Complementary Health Centre, Sheffield, S6 4JQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Access requires climbing two flights of stairs.