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MBACP, DipCouns, Individuals and Couples

About me

Welcome!

If you're reading this and are considering counselling, you've already taken the hardest step by making the decision to reach out and ask for help.

Counselling is helpful for many reasons but perhaps the most simple of these is that as human beings we have emotions, and experience difficulties and we often need to talk things through when life gets tough or we feel stuck.

Working with a Counsellor gives you the opportunity to talk to someone (outside of your own life), who intention is to help you feel better about yourself, you relationships, life generally, and your ability to cope when things are hard.

Though some of us have friends, family and partners to talk to, we may feel at times that we don't want to burden them, or even that they make our problems worse.

As a counsellor, I am trained to listen to and support you and help you find your own path through challenging times. If you find it harder to open up, it may be useful to remember that counsellors need to have their counselling themselves, as part of their training so we have been in your 'chair' before and know that it takes a little time to feel comfortable speaking about some things.

Below you can find details of some more of the things I've worked with and some of the training I've had to give you more information. In particular though, I'd like to say that one of the things I feel is important is that I work at your pace and I don't have a fixed way of dealing with things since. It's important to me to help you feel as comfortable as possible too, because if someone doesn't feel comfortable with their counsellor then the counselling just doesn't work as well.

Finally, I work with both individuals and couples with many different things and I qualified back in 1995 so please feel free to email me with any questions you have or to book an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (1995) and have spent time since qualifying to bring in lots of other techniques too, such as Transactional Analysis and Gestalt as well as some Psychodynamic theory.

Some of the areas I am experienced in working with include:

- Relationship problems (individuals and couples)
- Career counselling and work related issues
- Loss, grief and bereavement
- Separation and divorce
- Serious illness
- Depression
- Stress
- Anxiety
- Lack of confidence and low self-esteem
- Anger management

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

Additional information

When you contact me we can arrange an initial appointment, so I can see how counselling may be able to help you and you can ask any questions you may have.

For individuals:

£50 (one hour)

For couples:
£65 (one hour)

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are possible (all subject to availability)

When I work

Weekdays and some evenings, weekends may be possible depending upon availability

Caterham, Surrey, CR3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations