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MBACP Counselling in person and remotely via Zoom

About me

During these unprecedented times, it's more important than ever to be mindful of our mental health and well-being. I guess my USP is that I have 30 years of prior experience working at Director level in Investment banking, so if you value some real world experience, we might be a good match. I am offering face to face or zoom sessions with immediate availability. My clients tend to be professionals, coming with a broad diversity of issues. We'll work together to find a way forward that makes sense for you.
Following a free consultation, we'll identify the issues that are troubling you and agree on a plan for finding a way to move forward that is bespoke to you. We will explore the issues that may be holding you back from living the life that you really want, to facilitate real change for you.
My curiosity in people and nurturing nature, developed over a 30 year career in industry, can help us to discover what it is that is preventing you from enjoying the happiness you deserve and find a way forward. I believe that real change is possible, as a wise man once said "this too shall pass."

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2021 Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Level 6 CPCAB)
  • 2018 Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5 CPCAB) 
  • 2017 Diploma in Counselling (Level 4 CPCAB)
  • Wellbeing Counsellor for the Somerville Foundation (health charity.)
  • 30 years experience to Director level in Investment banking in the City of London.
  • Adult Education Tutor, teaching Level 4 Diploma in Counselling 
  • 1986 BSc (Hons) Social Sciences, University of Surrey

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

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Work and career related issues for Professionals 
  • Long term medical conditions
  • Counselling for Carers and older people
  • Couples counselling
  • Relationship and marital issues
  • Working with anger

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Fees are £50 per 50 minute session, either remotely or face to face 
  • £60 per 60 minute session for couples counselling.
  • £80 per 90 minute session for couples.

When I work

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65 High Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2SL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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I am offering counselling via telephone and zoom with immediate availability.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a Clinical Supervisor based in Hertfordshire. I seek to develop a warm, trusting, nurturing relationship with my Supervisees.

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