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Rapport Counselling

About me

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile when there are so many of them out there!  I love counselling and have been qualified for 8 years, including 3 years working with serving police officers and civilian staff at Merseyside Police.  Before and after that I’ve worked with victims of crime, trauma, abuse, the bereaved, women, young girls and vulnerable adults.  ‘Extremely easy to talk to’….'turned things around for me’…. ’patient’….'kind’….'helped to save my life’....being just some of the favourable feedback from clients.  Currently online only available. 

So I wanted to tell you a little bit about me, but I’ll try to keep it short.  I know that  being a counsellor is something that was always meant for me because I have an affinity with people and being able to be ‘with’ them.  My journey started with a basic counselling course, and this was the point at which I knew that my Civil Service days were limited because I realised very quickly that being a counsellor was my calling.  Drawing on this and my life experience has given me the perfect grounding to be the best that I can be in the counselling room with my clients.

We are all different as human beings, experiencing different emotions, feeling different pain, needing different things….'the shoe that fits one person pinches another’....and that’s what makes us unique.  I acknowledge that uniqueness and that’s why I work with you using an integrative approach - I bring in what it is I feel you need to flourish.  I think that’s really important, to feel comfortable in your own skin.  I provide a safe haven to listen to you without judgement.

I also offer Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) - a gentle therapy which helps to reduce emotional distress.  It works by tapping on our own acupressure points.  It can do some amazing things because it can help to remove life-limiting barriers and change the way we look at things, beliefs about ourselves that may be holding us back.  Perhaps we have all experienced that ‘imposter syndrome’ from time to time...

Sessions for either counselling or EFT last 50 minutes.  I offer a 20 minute preliminary telephone consultation for you to decide whether you think I’m right for you.  I will always look forward to hearing from you.  Thanks for reading!

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4  AQA  Dip.Couns, MBACP (Reg)
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling AQA
  • Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills AQA
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills Part 2 AQA
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency Examination

Counselling training 

  • Working Creatively with Timelines from a Psychodynamic Perspective - 2022 
  • Shame: Trauma, Dysfunction & Abuse - 2022 
  • Introduction to Personality Disorders in Clinical Practice - 2022
  • Understanding and Working with Neurodivergence - 2022 
  • Recognise & Adjust for Neurodivergence in Your Practice - 2022 
  • Working with Addictions in Clinical Practice - 2022
  • Building Relational Depth with Traumatised Clients - 2022  
  • Relationships and Regulation - 2022
  • Working with Suicide: Essential Suicide Intervention and Prevention Strategies - 2022
  • Training for Bereavement Counselling - 6 Week Course 2021 [The Nature of Grief/Attachment Theory/Models & Theories of Grief/Complexity & Complications of Grief/Assessment & Evaluating Outcomes/Family Systems Approach to Grief]
  • Certificate in Understanding Autism Level 2 - 2020
  • Mindfulness Based Inner Repatterning - 2020
  • COVID-19 Bereavement Conference - 2020
  • Suicide and Self-harm - Working Safely and Ethically with Clients at Risk (BACP) - 2020
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy in Action - Roadmap to Emotional Healing (Parts 1,2,3) - 2020
  • Human Diversity: Diversity in the Therapeutic Relationship - 2020
  • Human Diversity: Power in the Therapy Room, Individual and Collective Trauma - 2020
  • Single Session Therapy - When You Have Difficulties with your Adult Children: Perspectives (Windy Dryden) - 2020
  • Single Session Therapy – SST Demonstrations & Questions  (Windy Dryden) - 2020
  • Single Session Therapy with Relationship Problems (Windy Dryden) - 2020
  • Rainbow Map – An Understandable Way of Working with Trauma - 2020
  • HIV Awareness and Stigma Reduction Training Course - 2019
  • Group CBT for Depression (BABCP) - 2019
  • CBT for PTSD and Beyond (BABCP) - 2018
  • Mental Health First Aid Training - 2018
  • Safeguarding, Child Protection, Vulnerable Adults and Risk Assessment Training - 2017
  • Complex Grief - 2016
  • Working with Bereaved Clients (BACP) - 2016
  • Anger - A Gesthault Perspective - 2015
  • Dealing with Stress and Anxiety - 2015
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children - 2015
  • Domestic Abuse and Professional Awareness - 2014
  • Introduction to Working with the Angry Child - 2014

Emotional Freedom Techniques qualifications

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner  EFT Prac, EFTi (Accred)
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques Level 2
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques Level 1
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques Supervision/Mentoring - 2020, 2019, 2020, 2021

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Session costs for Counselling or EFT - £50

Zoom sessions only currently

Block bookings available:

  • 3 sessions @ £140
  • 6 sessions @ £280

Free initial 20 minute phone consultation.

Flexible with appointments to suit you where I can.

Payment by BACS / Paypal

When I work

Currently remote sessions via Zoom available.

Further information

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work in line with their ethical framework.  Likewise as an accredited practitioner with EFTi.

Please leave a voicemail message if I am unavailable and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Liverpool, Merseyside, L1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom