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Dip Couns, MBACP

About me

A warm welcome to my page

**I am starting a therapuetic awareness group in the New Year which will explore the challenges of modern dating; attachment styles; the impact of programming during our early years, and more. The group will be open to all adults (males, females, and of all sexual orientations); between 4-6 participants; a closed group (i.e. no more people will join after the group has started); involve twelve face-to-face sessions and each session will cost £25 per person**

I presently also work with adults on a one to one basis, offering a safe and none-judgmental space where you can access short-term counselling to long-term psychotherapeutic work.  

Counselling tends to be a shorter-term process, usually focused on problem-solving around a specific issue, such as at work or in a relationship.

Psychotherapeutic work is a longer-term process that involves looking at your childhood experiences, the meaning you made of these, and how these thoughts, feelings and behaviors are not serving you well in the here and now. It is similar to separating out the ingredients of a soup.

I commonly support client with symptoms of anxiety, depression, difficulties within relationships, loss, trauma, life transitions and identity and cultural issues.

I work mainly using the powerful therapeutic approach of Transactional Analysis (TA for short). TA draws on several traditions of psychology including child development (i.e. the typical stages we go through growing up). I also use elements of other approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (C.B.T for short, which focuses on the impact of our thoughts and feelings on our behaviour), acceptance and commitment based work, as well as, mindfulness.

Generally speaking, my approach is to play an active part; where I ask questions, reflect, share theory and challenge where relevant. You are also required to be active in your change process.

You don't have to do it alone

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and compassionate psychotherapeutic counsellor, currently running my own private counselling practice. I have a range of experience, including developed during my several years practicing as a social worker with people in very difficult situations, and from working for a substance use service.

My qualifications include a Psychology Degree, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work; Transactional Analysis Foundation Certificate, a Certificate in Counselling Skills; Process Group Therapy training, Family Constellation training and a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling.

I am a registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) and can be found on their online directory also. I aim to facilitate my therapeutic work ethically and to the highest standards therefore abide to BACP's ethical code. I am also a practitioner member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis). I adhere to current data protection legislation including being registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and hold full indemnity and liability insurance.

I'm here and ready to work with you

Member organisations


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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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Reaching out can feel daunting. As someone who has experienced personal therapy, I know the feeling well.

I offer a free initial consultation upto half an hour over the telephone. This enables me to get a summary of your current circumstances and needs, and for you to get a sense of whether I am the sort of person you want to work with.

During the consultation, I will ask you questions, including

-What has led you to making contact with me?

-What your present health is like, e.g. have experienced any recent changes to your sleep or appetite?

-What is it you want to get out of the experience?

This is also a chance for you to ask me anything you need to; about me, the approach I use, and/or the therapy experience.

There are a few possible outcomes after the consultation; either we decide we are not well suited to work together and for you to try someone else, or we continue and you book a session with me.

Thereafter, my fees are £45 for a 1 hour session (whether via telephone, online or in-person).

All enquiries are welcome.

When I work

I can be flexible with the time of appointments. Do contact me to discuss.

Further information

I am currently offering online and telephone sessions, with a view to resuming in-person work also in the Derbyshire area. 

If you do not consider yourself tech 'savvy', be assured the platform I use to do online work is easy to use and I will offer support in navigating it if needed.

Foston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE65

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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