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Counsellor MBACP accredited

About me

Welcome to my profile.

When life is overwhelming, stressful or relationship strained, talking therapy can help give you time and space to find a way forward.  

I am a straight forward and warm counsellor, BACP accredited & able to work will common mental, emotional and relational difficulties in private practice.

Having regular time and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings can bring new insights, openings and choices. I aim to work adaptibly to different client needs and preferences. For example you may prefer talking or more structured focused exercises to help achieve your goals. 

As a Depression Counsellor with NHS clients I have specialist training to work with and alleviate depression. 

I offer Individual Counselling for adults - in person / on line or telephone.

Experienced with the following:

  • Depression (specialist)
  • Grief, loss and bereavement including a specialist in baby loss, miscarriage and fertility issues (specialist)
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Family problems - Divorce
  • Illness
  • Work related problems - Redundancy - Retirement
  • Self-harm
  • Spiritual exploration
  • Abuse - Trauma
  • Single phobias 
  • Self awareness and growth
  • Emotional pain - low self esteem
  • Assertiveness - Anger issues - Decision 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Counselling (2017)
  • Additional training for Depression (PCECfD) 1 yr NHS approved 
  • Couples counselling certificate (2019)
  • PGCE (2003)
  • BA Honours, Literature and Education (1993)

Various continuous professional development including workshops and webinar conferences.

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

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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Driveway and roadside residential parking available.

When I work

Please enquire as my availability changes.

Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is a 12 cm step into the building but my counselling room is on the ground floor so potentially available to wheelchair users or those with other mobility issues. The restroom facilities are also on the ground floor but are not adapted.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom