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MBACP Accred

About me

I am a psychodynamic accredited counsellor registered with BACP. I work in private practice and am friendly and approachable. I offer a safe,confidential and non-judgemental space to my clients where issues can be discussed and explored. I have over 28 years experience and work with individuals,couples and families who are experiencing all types of emotional distress.
I am experienced and specialise in working with families who have children with special needs, disabilities or have behavioural difficulties.
I also offer consultancy in parenting issues.

I also have experience in:
Bereavement
Relationship issues
Loss
Anxiety
Work related stress
Depression
Low self esteem
Confidence issues

Training, qualifications & experience

Telephone Counsellor for Childline - 1990
Advanced Diploma in Counselling - Manor House Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy 1991
Training in Autism - Anna Freud Centre and IPOP
Parenting Skills Training - Family Links 2007
Government Facilitator of Parenting Course
Senior Practitioner in the Family Support Team at Norwood
Diploma in Child Psychology - IANLPC 2014

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Additional information

£55 Individual Counselling and Consultancy on parenting issues
£65 Couples and Families

Concessions can be offered to students and unwaged

When I work

Monday - Thursday 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Further information

I am based in the Leverstock Green area of Hemel Hempstead. I am accessible by bus and there is parking available in the street.
I am a recognised therapist provider for BUPA, Health Assured and Workplace Options.
For many years I worked for a leading charity supporting vulnerable children and families and worked closely with parents of children with special needs and disabilities.
My belief is that everyone should be able to live the life they choose and I work towards helping my clients achieve this.

24 Burleigh Road, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4PT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme