I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) with over 16 years clinical experience. I practice according to the BACP's Code of Ethics and Good Practice guidelines.
I offer short term (6-12 sessions) and long term face to face counselling to individuals. I practice in Anstey and also have a consulting room near the city centre across from Victoria Park.
Counselling gives you an opportunity to explore what is currently effecting you in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. By working together you can gain a greater understanding of your situation and feelings and make positive changes for the future.
Counselling can be helpful in a variety of situations including: work related stress, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, life transitions, low confidence, trauma, bereavement and other losses.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2004
Certificate in Counselling Studies 2002
I have also undertaken extensive professional development on a wide variety of issues including: self harm, suicide risk, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, dissociation, self esteem.
Over the last 16 years I have worked in a number of different settings with clients on a long or short term basis. This has helped me to develop a wealth of experience on a wide variety of issues.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees - £40 per 50 minute session.
Reduced fees available for counselling trainees / students and low income earners.
Payments made by cash or credit/debit card at the end of each session. Or by bank transfer before each session.
Free parking available at my Anstey practice (LE7). It is also on a main bus route from the city centre.
My other practice (LE2) is close to Victoria Park near to the city centre. Paid for Parking (70p per hour) is available across from the building on London Road.