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About me

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and have worked in the field of mental health for over 35 years. I providing a wide range of psychological interventions. I work with both individuals and couples.

I also provide clinical supervision to both students in training and qualified therapists and work as a clinical  supervisor for other counselling services.

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked for 38 years for the Local NHS mental health service before setting up in private practice, my qualifications are:-
Post graduate certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. (University of Birmingham).
Post graduate Diploma in integrative Psychotherapy. ( University of Central England, now Birmingham City University).
Post graduate certificate in Clinical Supervision. (University of Derby).
Qualified Mental Health Nurse.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £48.00 to £60.00

Additional information

For Therapy sessions £48 per 55 minute session.

For Clinical Supervision £40 per hour.

Some concessionary rate available.

When I work

Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer supervision to both students and qualified staff, I have contracts with a number of counselling services.

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