BA (Hons), MBACP
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Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, I will help you to bring about the change you are wanting to achieve.
You may have a personal goal in mind, or you may not know exactly what it is you need from counselling yet.
You may be struggling with life at the moment and finding it hard to see a way forward.
You may feel lost and not have a good sense of who you are any more.
You may have a long term condition that you need help with or you may have had a recent or historical bereavement, separation or other traumatic life event.
Maybe things just don't feel right.
Whatever it is you need and wherever you need to get to, I am here to help you.
Counselling is empowering, liberating and can be life changing.
I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key to effective growth and change.
I am a calm, warm and non-judgmental person. I offer a safe, comfortable and confidential environment where I can help you to deal with your difficulties and to work towards achieving your personal goals.
I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation.
As well as Face to Face, I also offer Zoom and telephone counselling, if this is more convenient for you. Zoom and telephone is available to you wherever you are in the UK.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA Hons Degree in Counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP, the British Association for Counselling And Psychotherapy, and I work within their ethical framework.
I have training and experience in Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Inner Child Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling, Mindfulness and Creative work.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My standard fee is £45 per one hour session, payable by bank transfer or cash.
I offer a free 30-minute introductory phone call, where we can have an initial chat and discuss how I can help you going forward.
Counselling students requiring therapy and personal development as part of their training pay the reduced fee of £25 per session.
When I work
Morning and afternoon appointments available on weekdays.
My cosy, inviting and relaxing counselling room is located in Darlington's quiet West End, 15 minutes walk from the town centre. There is a waiting area so that you can wait for your appointment in comfort.
There is plenty of free parking available.
I also offer Zoom video call and telephone counselling.
To get in touch with me, you can email me using the direct link at the top of this page. You can also text me or phone me on 07780 541 207, whichever is easier for you. I aim to respond to all enquiries within one working day.