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Mindset Counselling Services. FdA, BSc (Hons), MBACP

About me

From time to time we need some support or want the space to speak freely, without being judged or told what you should or shouldn't be doing.  

​I have always had a passion in helping others, and this has been a theme throughout my career. I always felt most comfortable spending time listening and being there for others.

​I studied psychology at Teesside University before going on to work in a variety of roles in the NHS. I learned a lot about myself during my time at Roseberry Park Hospital, helping those with mental health and learning difficulties in their daily living. For the past 5 years I have been working with a military charity, during which I completed my counselling training. Since then I have worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and relationship concerns.

​I work from a Person Centred model but also have extensive training in Compassion Focused Therapy. I offer a calm, confidential and safe space where you can talk at your own pace, exploring with curiosity whatever is on your mind.

How to get started
Reaching out can be daunting, and it can be unclear on how it works! If you would like support you can contact me via telephone, email or use the booking system on my website. We will have a chat about what it is you are looking for and if you would like to meet for a session.

During our first session, I will gather some information about your circumstances and get an understanding of how you are feeling. It is a friendly conversation that helps you understand what I can offer you, and if you think I am the right person to help you. If you're happy to continue, then you are more than welcome to book another session. We can also arrange weekly or fortnightly sessions, whatever works best for you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Hons in Psychology
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • FdA in Counselling
  • Compassion Focused Therapy training
  • Working with Trauma training

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

£40.00 per session

Additional information

£40 per session. This can be face to face, online or telephone counselling. Each session lasts 50 minutes.

When I work

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Afternoon
Evening
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I have some flexibility regarding appointments, so feel free to get in touch and we can see if I can accommodate your needs. 

Further information

  • Registered Member of BACP
  • Enhanced DBS Checked

Stockton, Cleveland, TS18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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