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MBACP, Adv. Dip

About me

Making the decision to begin counselling can be daunting and I understand how important it is to work with the right person, someone with whom you feel comfortable.  I offer a safe space where, at your pace, you can express your difficult and painful thoughts and feelings in a way that isn’t always possible with family or friends.  Whatever it is, we can think about it together.  
 
You may have a specific issue that you need help with, in which case we could work on an agreed number of sessions.  Or you may have been struggling with emotional difficulties for some time so we could work on a longer term basis, taking time to explore and make sense of your current and past experiences.  
 
Our relationship will be key to the process and through this we can try to gain understanding of old, potentially unhelpful, emotional patterns that may be impeding you currently.  This self awareness can help free you from the influence of the past, allowing you to be the real you and leading to improved emotional well being and relationships. 
 
I am an experienced, friendly, psychodynamic counsellor. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), adhering to its ethical framework.  I attend regular supervision to reflect on my work and am committed to ongoing professional development. 
 
As well as my private practice I work as an assessor and counsellor within a counselling agency.

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

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

Issues arising from attending boarding school.

Fees

From £50.00 to £65.00

Additional information

Sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 mins.  

Further information

Get in touch via telephone, text or email and I will get back to you within 24 hours.  We can then arrange a free telephone consultation to help us decide if I am the right counsellor for you.  
 
I offer in person sessions in Wheathampstead and can also offer Zoom and telephone sessions.

Wheathampstead, AL4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom