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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Please note I currently have no availability to see new clients.  I will update this site when that changes.

I am a BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ) accredited integrative counsellor operating in the Birmingham area.  I offer one-to-one counselling to individuals.

I have great faith in counselling and believe it can help people reach their full potential in life and help to release people from emotional pain. I can offer you a confidential space within which you can explore the difficulties you are experiencing.

I aim to tailor the counselling I provide to my client's individual needs. This means that I can offer both short term and longer term work helping clients to address issues at a cognitive level as well as looking at the underlying causes of current problems.

If you would like to book an appointment or if you would just like more information please call me for a free no obligation chat. Alternatively you can email or text me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience:
I have been counselling since 2008.  I previously worked as a listener for Samaritans, as a youth counsellor, a bereavement counsellor and as an addictions counsellor, helping clients deal with their addiction to alcohol, drugs or gambling and the underlying causes.  I currently work as a student counsellor at Worcester University and in private practice in Oldbury.

Qualifications:
NCFE Diploma in Counselling 2008
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory 2005

Workshops:

Integrating Somatic Psychology into Evidence Based Trauma Treatment (2019)
Sleep Workshop (2019)
Suicide Prevention (2019)
Resilience and Post Traumatic Growth (2019)
Mind-body Approach to Treating Chronic Trauma (2018)
Disclosure, Safeguarding & the Criminal Justice Process: Obligations to Survivors of Abuse (2018)
Inner Child Workshop 2018
Foundation in Solution Focussed Practice 2018
Drugs, booze and smart pills 2018
Working with Medically Unexplained Symptoms 2017
Transactional Analysis (TA) 101 2016
Right Here Right Now (Working Relationally with Clients using Applied Improvisation 2016
Working Therapeutically with Survivors of Sexual Trauma 2015
The Rewind Technique for Post Traumatic Stress with David Muss 2015
Mobilising Compassion in Group Psychotherapy 2015
UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders 2015
Focussing as a way of Working with Trauma 2014
Transforming Shame and Self Loathing 2014
Working with Relational Trauma 2013
Understanding Bulimia from an Attachment Perspective 2013
Trauma and the Body 2013
Living and Working with Dissociation 2013
Mental Health Training 2010
Motivational Interviewing 2009
Legal and Illegal Drugs 2009
Cocaine and Crack 2009
Heroin and Treatment 2009

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per session
I offer a limited number of concessionary sessions. Please enquire about availability.

When I work

I currently have no space to take on new clients.

Oldbury, West Midlands, B68

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

N/A

Online platforms

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