BSc Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP, Person Centred Supervisor
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I offer clients the time and space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental, accepting environment on a one to one basis. This allows clients the opportunity to explore their situation, feelings, any choices they may have and identify changes that they would like to make for themselves. This can be an extremely cathartic, empowering experience.
I promote a welcoming, safe environment where clients can feel able to relax and talk, a safe space where they can focus on themselves and often difficult issues they are experiencing in an empathic, confidential environment being offered unconditional positive regard.
I initially trained in the Person Centred Approach to counselling, but have continued my proffessional development and consider I use an integrative approach, tailoring the sessions to the clients needs depending on the presenting issue(s). This may be a talking therapeutic approach or a more structured form using CBT techniques.
I have worked in a private setting for a number of years and also have twelve years experience working within an NHS Occupational Health setting. I have therefore had the priveledge of working with many clients with a diverse range of issues including:Depression, anxiety disorders, panic, relationship, bereavement, family, gender issues, family problems, bullying to name but a few. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work strictly within these ethical guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Certificate In Person Centred supervision
Pttls 4 Teaching Certificate
EFT Practitioner Level 2
I have had the privilege of working with clients with a diverse range of issues. As well as working within private practice, I have worked for the NHS for ten years as a counsellor. I am a member or the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work strictly within their ethical boundaries.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
One hour counselling session £45 per session
When I work
Daytime and evening appointments Monday to Friday
As well as my Counselling qualifications I have Pttls Level 4 Teaching Certificate. This allows me to facilitate training and teach counselling skills part time in a further education setting.
I also present Stress Awareness Training and can put packages together for independent companies to be presented to their staff. If you have any questions about this area of my work please do not hesitate to ring me to discuss further.