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(BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP) Room to Explore

About me

I was drawn to psychotherapy as a way of helping people improve their quality of life so they feel less troubled or overwhelmed by the difficulties they are facing.

I offer sessions on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings.

My goal is to provide a warm, safe space to enable you to get to the heart of the problem that brings you to therapy.

I have a flexible approach. Everyone who comes to counselling has their own story and challenges. Some people find that talking through an issue works well for them. Others find that using art, the imagination or imagery work is more helpful.  Our job is to find out what works for you.

You may be worried about sharing what's troubling you or feel that your issues aren't bad enough for therapy - that others are worse off than you. That isn't true: whatever is troubling you matters because it's having an impact on your life.  I am here to help you explore it and make sense of what's going on.  We will work together to help you feel better equipped to make choices or changes that work for you.

I work with individuals and offer both time limited (usually around 12 sessions) and longer term open ended therapy.  Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly.

I am a registered member of BACP: I abide by their code of ethics and I have regular supervision and additional training to support my work as a therapist and keep my skills and knowledge up to date.

To get started, you can either email me becky@roomtoexplore.co.uk or call 07773771217 to set up an initial session where we can talk about your needs and see if we would like to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the Psychosynthesis Trust, validated by the University of East London and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have completed additional training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), completing CBT with Heart: Foundations of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

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

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I charge £50 for a 50 minute session.

When I work

Saturday mornings and weekday evenings.

Further information

The closest tube is Loughton on the central line - it is about a 10 minute walk.  Alternatively, I am close to stops on bus route numbers 20, 397 and 549.

There is also free on street parking.

Loughton, IG10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Please note that there is 1 flight of stairs to reach the counselling space.