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TSTA(P) UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer

About me

I offer offering face to face, online or telephone appointments.  My face to face work adheres to a strict Covid-19 prevention protocol, which I will send to you by email or explain if speaking.

I offer therapeutic counselling, psychotherapy, supervision, training and coaching from the Colwyn Bay area. I am a fully qualified and experienced therapist with 19 years experience, accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)  and a full registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a BUPA Approved Provider.  I am also a registered EMDR practitioner, able to work with adults and children. 

There are many reasons why you might want to enter into therapy and I can assist you with many issues. For example, bereavement, grief and loss, sexuality, depression, addictions, phobias, anxiety, sexual abuse, physical abuse, reparenting, relationship issues, illness, infertility and loss of meaning. This isn't a definitive list so please contact me if you feel your issue doesn't fit into the above categories.

I offer short term and long term therapy,  this depends on what you need and how you progress through the therapy journey.

I work with adults, couples, children & young people, offering short and long term therapy.

I have extensive experience of working with issues around sexuality and gender, this includes coming out, relational difficulties, gender and sexual roles and gender dysphoria/gender reassignment.

I also have particular experience of working with infertility, offering individuals or couples support through diagnosis, treatment and beyond. This includes support for those undergoing assisted conception techniques including IVF, pregnancy and also for women and couples who have miscarried or lost a child at birth.

I offer coaching, a forward focused process, to help you set goals, make changes and achieve your ambitions or targets. Coaching can be personally or professionally focused and designed to help you get the most out of your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a  Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA) as well as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).  The CTA level of training is Masters level and requires 4-6 years of training, including four years personal therapy alongside a rigorous training programme.

I am an experienced trainer and lecturer, currently running a training programme for counsellors and psychotherapists and also am a counselling lecturer for a college & university.

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) This means I am fully qualified to BACP's exacting standards and I have extensive experience working with clients for nearly 19 years.

I am a registered member of the International Association for Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) & the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) as well as a member of the International Association for Transactional Analysis.

I have additional qualifications in brief solutions focused therapy, CBT, hypnotherapy, play therapy, life coaching and substance misuse as well as specialist training in infertility, self harm, therapeutic work with children, domestic violence and mental health.

I have life coaching qualifications, through a European and UK accrediting training organisation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for 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).

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Infertility and assisted conception

Gender and sexual diversity

Life transitions

Life changing illness

Retirement and aging

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Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Individuals :         £40-60 (N Wales)      £80.00 (Manchester)

Couples  :             £45-60                      £90 Manchester
Group Therapy:    £30.00
Supervision:         £60.00 (1.5 hours)/£45 for students

Limited concessionary rates available.

Coaching:                               £50-75 per hour

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
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Thursday & Friday appointments daytime & early evenings.    Some weekend appointments available occasionally.I have limited availability at present and am currently operating a waiting list.

Further information

I provide individual and group supervision to qualified and student therapists. My primary modality is Transactional Analysis and can also work with integrative and person centred therapists.

I also offer CPD training and a Diploma qualification in counselling and psychotherapy, including qualifications working with children & young people.

I also run a supervision diploma which is available to qualified therapists, subject to meeting relevant criteria and interview process.

I offer a range of professional development courses and workshops, in partnership with colleagues.  Please contact me for further details.

Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer individual and group supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and individuals in other helping professions.

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