I am an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor offering a humanistic/integrative approach. I can provide counselling for individuals,couples, groups, young people (13-18) and organisations. I believe that counselling within an environment that is non-judgemental, caring, confidential, nurturing and safe a person can attain natural positive growth. I adhere strictly to the BACP professional code of ethics within my practice and I am covered by professional indemnity insurance. My clients are either self referred, referred by their employers (either directly or via Employer Assistance Providers), GP practices or psychiatrists.
I also offer supervision to other counsellors privately and within organisations, student counsellors and psychologists. I describe my supervision as humanistic and integrative but I welcome supervisees with different therapeutic perspectives than my own. I am committed, energetic and enthusiastic about my work. I believe that nurturing openness and honesty in supervision helps the supervisee learn, develop and grow. Supervision of supervision is undertaken in accordance with the BACP code of ethics. I have now obtained Supervision accreditation with The National Counselling Society.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher National Diploma in Counselling.
Cruse Bereavement training.
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and training.
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Certificate in Post Traumatic Stress and Critical Incident Debriefing.
Certificate in Telephone Counselling training.
Certificate in eating disorders.
Training in domestic abuse.
Drug/Alcohol and Addiction.
Training in Dyslexia and ADHD.
Certificate in Narcissistic Personality Disorders.
I have ten years experience as a senior staff counsellor within the NHS, working with many diverse presenting issues. I have also experience working with domestic abuse, PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse, child bereavement, transgender issues and Critical Incident Debriefing. I have vast experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transgender pre and post operative therapy.
£50 per session for individual counselling.
£55 per session for couple counselling.
£60 per hour for trauma,critical incident debriefing and PTSD counselling.
£75 for one and a half hours for supervision.
A minimum of 24hrs must be given for a cancellation or a missed appointment will be charged for.