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Counselling Psychologist, BPS, HPCP

About me

Therapy is very much an exploration and a journey that we make together. It is not about me being an expert, or giving you advice, but rather providing a safe space where you can reflect on what is going on for you and together we can look at things you would like to explore or change.  I am  an experienced counselling psychologist  who offers you a space that is confidential and supportive, where  you can talk about any aspects of your life that are  troubling you.     I work with difficulties like anxiety, panic attacks, stress, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, low mood, depression, grieving, workplace problems, trauma, family difficulties and relationships difficulties.  You might have  past or present experiences  affecting you, or you might feel confused in knowing what the problem is. 

I am here to be alongside you, to hear and support you in understanding the deeper levels of your experience.

I offer an initial conversation without charge, for you to meet with me and see if you feel further meeting would be useful for you.

I also offer supervision to qualified counsellors and facilitate reflective practice groups for counsellors, counselling psychologists and psychotherapists. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained as a  Counselling Psychologist and I am also an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy practitioner and hold a Diploma in Trauma Therapy.  I  have further training in Supervision, Stress Management, Mindfulness and Online Counselling.

I began my counselling career over 25 years ago.  I have worked in GP surgeries and primary care, in the Psychotherapy department of a large teaching hospital, and have been offering counselling to adults in an organisational context for the past sixteen years. I have considerable experience in working with young adults.  Most recently I have worked with an organisation that offers free therapy to frontline workers in the NHS, and in private practice

I have worked using a brief model of therapy, offering 6 to  12 sessions in the first instance, and then continuing in line with your need.  We  review our work as we go  and decide together how long it might be helpful for us to meet.   That might be a few weeks, a few months or longer. I have also worked using the CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) model of 16 sessions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Student Counselling

Supervision

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Initial consultation – 30 minutes: no charge
  • Individual Session – 50 minutes: £75

When I work

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Further information

I provide face to face counselling via video through Doxy or Zoom. 

I meet with all new clients for an initial consultation for 30 minutes. This is to enable us to mutually understand what you are seeking from therapy and to decide if working with me would be most suitable for you. There is no charge for this consultation. If we decide it would be helpful for you, we will agree a time for our meetings, and I will ask you to complete pre-therapy documentation.

Following sessions are 50 minutes and it is usual to meet weekly at the same time and on the same day of the week. 

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Doxy
Zoom