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Psychotherapy and Counselling

About me

Is something bothering you, and do you feel it would help to talk to someone about it?

Maybe something has happened that has affected you in a way that you didn’t expect.

Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, and unable to cope.

Maybe you are interested in talking to someone to explore where you are in your life or why you react as you do.

I would be happy to meet you and talk. This could be for just a few weekly sessions to look at a specific area of difficulty. Or we might meet for a few months or on a longer term basis to gain a deeper understanding of you and your own situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

It was my own experience of receiving therapy that made me interested in becoming a counsellor myself. So I studied for a Postgraduate diploma in Counselling at the University of Birmingham, awarded in 2007, then went on to complete an MA in 2010. Before this I had worked as an archaeologist, and I am still involved in heritage management. I worked as a Counsellor at the NHS Integrated Psychology and Psychotherapy Service in Wolverhampton from 2006 to 2011. I have practiced Tai Chi and meditation for many years, and find both very helpful in my work and my life.

My training was in psychodynamic counselling, but I now work in a more integrative style, incorporating other techniques as relevant to the needs of each client.

I am studying for an MA in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapeutic Practice at the Karuna Institute in Devon.

I am an Accredited Registered member of BACP - MBACP (Accred), Register no 48433.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I deal with whatever issues you choose to bring to therapy.

Fees

From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

Sessions are one hour long.

I will normally charge you for the session if you miss a session or cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

When I work

Daytime and evening sessions available.

Further information

From 23 March 2020, due to Covid-19 all sessions are online or by phone only. I am happy to accept new clients who are based in Worcestershire and surrounding areas to work online. 

Worcester, WR1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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