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Registered MBACP: Dip Integrative Counsellor

About me

As an integrative therapist, I believe we all have within us the capacity to grow and develop which leads to a more productive and content life. I understand how certain life experiences re-shape the way we think, behave and react; changing the way we view our world. If you have ever heard yourself wondering. 'I should have done...,' or 'I am not feeling good enough somehow,' I will work alongside you to explore and challenge the validity of those thoughts and to find alternative ways of thinking and being; to learn and grow and begin to trust in your own judgement and to help acknowledge choice.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor (Dip) and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I adhere to the BACPs ethical framework in practice to ensure my clients feel safe and respected.   I have volunteered with Chester Sexual Abuse Service (CSASS) and HealthBox CIC for several years. 

I have experience working with: 

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Work Related Stress
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Image Based Sexual Abuse
  • Pre-trial Therapy.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Imaged Based Sexual Abuse

Pre Trial Therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My working hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 8.30am to 4.30pm. 

Monday - Thursday: 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Further information

I offer: 

Online, telephone and face to face counselling sessions for clients.  

Free 15 min telephone consultation. 

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH60

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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