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Dip.couns, Reg.MBCAP, BA(HONS), PGCE.

About me

Acknowledging the need for help and then asking for help requires courage. I hope that I respond to any request for help with calm, warmth and empathy, recognising the uniqueness of each individual and their experiences.

For me the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is the major factor in effective therapy. It is also the primary focus of the Person-Centred form of counselling in which I work.

My approach is based upon respect, understanding and confidentiality which combine to create an environment that encourages an individual to talk safely through any difficulties that are causing concern, whiIe empowering him or her to challenge these difficulties and strive for a life free of them.

I work with clients of 16+ years old.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP, which means that as a counsellor. I abide by the Code of Ethics upheld by the BACP.

I have a background in Fine Art. I have also worked for many years with the homeless; adults suffering from schizophrenia and depression; young people with special needs; Gypsy and Traveller families.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualification:
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Experience:
In my experience counselling in private practice, at the University of Chichester and The Sandhurst Counselling Service, I have worked with individuals dealing with a wide range of issues including: trauma; PTSD; anxiety and stress; panic attacks; depression and isolation; anger; shame; guilt; low self-esteem; sexual identity; addictions; bereavement; loss; illness and pain; life changes; physical, verbal and emotional abuse; anti-social behaviour; racism; interwork relationships; bullying; long term illness; Faith and culture; sexual drive/performance

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£60 per session

When I work

I am available for new clients on Tuesdays in Weybridge: 14.00 - 20.00 and for online counselling Wednesdays Thursdays and Saturdays

The Practice, 123 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9HL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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