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Masks Counselling

About me

I am an Accredited Person Centred Counsellor.

"When life gets tough we often put on a mask so the rest of the world assumes we are fine, despite the turmoil we are suffering inside which can lead to being stuck with our inner struggles"

As a person centred counsellor I adapt my working style to meet the needs of my clients, providing a non judgmental, calm and confidential environment in which clients can explore their feelings at a pace that suits them.

Everybody is different one size does not fit all. By adapting to each person individually it gives the opportunity to explore the inner feelings, values and beliefs, in order to find the resources to gain the clarity needed to move forward making informed decisions.

I work from Royston Complementary Health Centre in Royston, which provides a very relaxed but confidential setting, which enables clients to feel at ease.

Some of the areas in which I have worked are as follows:

  • Phobias
  • Relationship issues
  • Family Issues
  • PTSD
  • Bereavement / Loss
  • Neglect
  • Transgender
  • Religion
  • Abuse
  • Rape
  • Separation
  • Loss
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxieties
  • Self Esteem
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Addiction
  • Pre & Post Opp concerns
  • Many life Struggles.

Just because something is not on the list doesn't mean we can't work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since qualifying in 2006 I have worked with a wide range of clients of varying ages, (including children as young as 5), sexuality, backgrounds and cultures, in both organisational settings and private practice.

I have worked in GP's practices, for a number of charities and in education settings.

I am also a recognised provider for AXA and Health Assured.

I take my Professional Development very seriously since qualifying some of the training I have completed is as follows:

  • The Effects of Abuse on the Survivor
  • Working with survivors of child abuse
  • Two day Attachment Seminar
  • Child Protection awareness
  • Free fall writing as a creative therapy
  • BACP Register of Proficiency
  • NSPCC Training
  • Challenging Domestic Violence
  • Alcohol Intervention
  • Safe Guarding Level 3
  • BACP Accreditation

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


Additional information

My fee is £45.00 per 50 minute session.

Further information

If you would like an informal chat, so see if you feel I could help you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Upton House, Baldock Street, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5AY

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