Clients do not all fit into one particular way of working, they are all unique. I therefore tailor the work to suit your requirements and your situation. In our first meetings we spend time assessing your needs and deciding the best way forward. I aim to provide a safe space where we can work together and address your issues within a warm, confidential working relationship.
I was initially trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic theories (Integrative) and then completed a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy in 2011. I am now also an EMDR Therapist working towards accreditation with EMDR UK and Ireland (https://emdrassociation.org.uk) and have just completed training in Attachment Informed EMDR. This is an approach recommended by NICE and is particularly suited to working with current or historic trauma as well as being helpful for those with issues arising from disrupted attachment during childhood, perhaps through separation, bereavement, neglect, etc. It is worth noting that EMDR is an 8 phase protocol including thorough history taking and personal resource building.
I practice one day per week in-Person from Orchard Barn Health at Stallingborough, which is within easy reach of Grimsby, Louth, Hull, Beverley, Scunthorpe and surrounding villages. I also practice from Louth, in an intriguing and magical setting at "The Leaf Retreat"
I am fully insured, on the BACP Register, Accredited with the BACP which means I have to attain high professional standards, and hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (May 2019)
There are many reasons why people come for counselling. Some people come because they are experiencing feelings of depression and / or generalised anxiety, or because they have been bereaved or traumatised. Sometime people's suffering is harder to identify : they may experience unexplained bodily symptoms, nightmares, panic attacks, unwanted thoughts or intrusive images. Occasionally past memories and experiences can remain unresolved and might cause difficulties in current relationships: there might be difficulties at work or within the family; or concerns related to feelings of hurt or rejection and lack of confidence. Through exploring your full history, and your comprehensive commitment between sessions we can work through issues from the past and in the present thoroughly and effectively utilising Integrative theory and EMDR, building a working relationship of trust and commitment.
Please contact me if you have any further questions.
visit my website www.bcalm.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited - 2017
BACP Registered - 2000
EMDR Therapist (EMDR UK, Ireland & Europe) - 2017 (EMDR Works)
Attachment Informed EMDR Therapist - 2020 (Brayneworks)
ASSYST (Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization) - Remote assistance for people involved in critical incidences
Flash Technique Dr Philip Mansfield - 2019
MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction) - 2011 (York St John Uni)
Advanced Diploma In Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2001 (CPCAB)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory - 1999 (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Skills - 1998 (CPCAB)
Basic Skills in Counselling- 1998
Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1 & 2
ASIST Suicide Training
Drug Awareness Level 1
Drug Awareness Legal Highs
Holds a DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate (March 2019)
Has malpractice, professional liability, public liability and professional indemnity insurance
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
From £65.00 to £65.01
I charge £65 per hour In Person
I work In person Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9am and 4pm
Please call or email for availability. Immediate daytime appointments available.
Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays 9am - 4pm
Plenty of car parking available.
Sometimes immediate sessions available