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Awakened Wellbeing, MBACP

About me

I am a down to earth, qualified counsellor who offers a warm, confidential, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship into which you can bring whatever is on your mind. Together we can explore what is causing you discomfort in a manageable and safe way. 

I have worked successfully with a range of people from professionals to students, new parents, and retirees. My practice covers a spectrum of issues, such as anxiety, depression, low self-worth, bereavement, and loss (of job, identity, or relationship). 

Above all, I believe in building a connection that is respectful and collaborative. I welcome clients from all backgrounds, cultures, and sexual orientations.

So, when you feel ready, I invite you to call or send an email, and we can explore how we might work together. This initial conversation is free and with no obligation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (Mary Ward Centre)
Bereavement training (Camden City Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service)
Mental health first aid (MHFA England)

Professional experience of working in bereavement and higher education settings.

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

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

- I offer an initial consultation at a reduced rate of £40.
- Monthly invoices can be produced for those working with insurers/employers.

When I work

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Further information

I work at a pace and depth that is appropriate for you, utilising different psychotherapeutic modalities to meet your individual needs. 

If we choose to work together, your sessions will be at the same time each week. We can agree to a fixed series of sessions, or leave it open for the longer-term, and we'll have regular check-ins to make sure you are getting what you need.

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Online platforms

Zoom