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Registered Counsellor MBACP Ad. Dip

About me

  • Is constant overthinking making you anxious?
  • Might low mood and feeling lethargic be a sign of depression?  
  • Might you be experiencing low self esteem because you are avoiding your thoughts and feelings?

In challenging times you are more likely to engage with unhelpful habits that are not beneficial to your emotional wellbeing. This may happen unknowingly  and by exploring this in therapy , we can focus on what lies beneath these feelings of anxiety and/or depression.

Under stress you may employ unhelpful defences such as avoidance and isolation,  preventing you from attuning to uncomfortable feelings.

I will support you in becoming vulnerable and it will become easier to attune to your true self..    This will have a positive impact on your confidence and self-belief.

What you can expect from our first Counselling Session

  • Clarity around what brings you to counselling now?
  • Understand some of the unwanted life patterns getting in the way of living the life  you want for yourself
  • The emotional impact on your mental health
  • The therapeutic relationship.  I believe in the importance of creating  a warm confidential space where the focus will be your emotional needs.

 You may benefit from our exploring emotionally healthier ways of being which you may eventually realise to be self-acceptance.

Training, qualifications & experience

Areas of Expertise

Anxiety:

Whilst a certain amount of anxiety propels us into action, it can be unhelpful  when we allow overwhelm in.  We lose our sense of reason and allow negative, unhelpful thoughts to take root.  At its worst it shows itself in panic attacks which can be really frightening.

Together we will explore the triggers for your anxiety and how it manifests itself in your life. This may involve working both in the present and the past to understand how your life experience has shaped you.

Depression:

Together we will understand the cause behind your depression;  how it manifests itself and the impact it has on your mind and body.. Our work will focus on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  Over time you be more able to take the control back in your life.

Stress/Work Related Stress:

Our aim is to explore  how your stress impacts the mind and body causing an inability to think clearly.    How these habits take control and we want to find healthier strategies, allowing you to take the power back because it makes sense to you. 

Loss:

I have worked extensively with clients traumatised by the loss of a loved one.  Grief is unique to each and every one of us and as such each client will start their journey at a different place depending upon their relationship with the person they have lost.

Symptoms of loss are also felt in other ways :

  •   The end of a relationship
  •   Following the loss of a job
  •   Loss of independence
  •   Empty Nest  (children leaving family home)

Short Courses:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
  • Time-Limited Counselling
  • Couples Relationship Counselling

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

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Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Initial Assessment Session (1 hour) - £70

  • Standard Counselling Session (50 mins) - £70

  • *Block of 6 Sessions - £360 (equivalent of £60 per session)

    *Six sessions rate must be purchased in advance

    Concessions available: £35 per session for students and unemployed. Concessions day time only.

When I work

Monday 9am - 8pm

Wednesday 9am - 8pm

Thursday 9am - 8pm

Further information

Concessionary rates of £35.00 are offered for a maximum of 3 clients at a time.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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