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MBACP

About me

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This ensures that you will receive an ethical, professional and accountable service from me.  I provide a space that is safe, non-judgemental and welcoming in which you will be heard and understood.

My counselling approach…

I have called my service Find Your Way as often life events can leave us feeling lost, alone and uncertain of what's next. Or maybe you are feeling down, anxious, or need some support to achieve a goal. Working together with a counsellor can help you untangle your thoughts & emotions, understand your behaviours and figure out your choices.

Following is some examples of concerns that may lead you to seek counselling:

Anxiety, sadness, depression, divorce, bereavement, loss, relationships, redundancy, anger management, work based worries, unemployment, confidence, low self-esteem, health worries, fertility, pregnancy & birth, parenting, carer support.

I find I am often asked what sort of things I work with, the honest answer to this is that I will support my clients with whatever they wish to discuss, if it matters to you then it matters to me.

Contacting me…

Please feel free to call or email me to discuss your specific needs or issues. I will be able to answer any questions you may have about the counselling process or about my training and approach.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA Counselling - Humanistic based on Transactional Analysis (TA)
Certificate in Counselling skills
Certificate in Counselling theory
TA 101

I am committed furthering my knowledge and I attend courses, seminars and conferences as part of my Continuing Professional Development.

Within my voluntary work I have worked with people who are experiencing long term unemployment and currently work within a hospice with people who have been bereaved

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

Additional information

My standard fee is £45 per session and I accept cash, cheque or bank transfer.  I will consider a reduced fee for those on a low income.

When I work

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - includes some evening appointments

Further information

I work from a home office and offer appointments during monday, tuesday and wednesday - including some evening slots. There is parking available and its accessible by train with a short walk.

BRAMLEY, Not Applicable, RG26

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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