MBACP - APAP - Pgdip ( Psychology and Counselling )
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At the Heart of Motivating Minds is a conversation about what really matters.
Everyday life can be challenging, in particular during these unprecedented times and reaching out is never easy. I understand that seeking help can feel like a huge leap of faith. I offer a non-judgemental approach, complete understanding, honesty and authenticity in all my therapeutic relationships. I aim to remove the stigma and shame associated with anxiety and depression. I can offer support with low self-esteem, relationship concerns, drug and alcohol dependency and promote mental health awareness.
Why might you need support?
Do you or a loved one have unhealthy habits that are becoming regular routines? Is anxiety, low mood or depression causing you to feel lost, helpless or worthless? Is drinking or using drugs becoming more frequent as a way of coping? Are personal and work relationships being affected? Is your mental and physical health not as good as it could be? Is sleep, productivity and motivation being affected? Do you feel shame, remorse and loneliness? If you or someone you are supporting is experiencing any of these feelings then I can help.
How can I help?
Motivating Minds is all about openness, connection, and the understanding that recovery is possible. By enhancing the motivation to change through coaching and therapy, we collaboratively develop a plan of action. By focusing on strengths, abilities, and desired outcomes, we elicit change and guide the belief in achieving your individual goals.
I offer step by step counselling, coaching and mediation for adults, teenagers, couples and families, individually or in a group setting to motivate positive change. Unlike some therapy approaches, I support and coach in and out of sessions, with the aim of removing isolation associated with alcohol, drug and unhealthy behavioural dependency, relationship concerns, anxiety and depression low self-esteem and lack of motivation. I also offer guidance and support for significant others wishing to understand addiction and support family members and loved ones through the recovery process.
My integrated approach includes:
- Person-Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing Techniques
- 12 Step facilitation
- Relapse Prevention
- Couples and family mediation
How do I get in touch?
Simply send me an email and we can arrange a confidential, informal and no-obligation telephone or an online chat. The treatment approach is tailored to meet your needs, therefore I provide flexibility, in and outside office hours, once or twice a week or with enough frequency to enable you to feel fully supported.
All my work is trauma-informed, meaning I follow the guiding principles of Safety, Choice, Collaboration, Trustworthiness and Empowerment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma [PGDip] in Addiction Psychology and Counselling. I am also a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [MBACP] and an Accredited Member of Addiction Professionals [APAP].
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Problematic alcohol use and dependency
From £75.00 to £95.00
Free initial telephone or online session
I am happy to discuss fees. My prices vary depending on the therapy approach, frequency, and personal circumstances. Following the first free 20-minute session, I ask that all fees are paid at least 24 hours in advance.
When I work
I offer flexible working hours to suit the needs of the clients. This can include some weekend and evening online sessions, subject to availability.
I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families.
My experience began with supporting 16-25-year-olds through to my current role of managing an addiction service in Oxfordshire.
I passionately believe that every individual deserves the right to reach their full potential, regardless of their personal history or life choices. I aim to reduce the stigma associated with anxiety and depression, alcohol and substance use, improve mental health, and ensure a person-centred and non-judgemental approach to therapy.