I have been working as a counsellor since 1997, using an integrative approach where I draw on many theories rooted in the basic belief that the client is ultimately the best expert on themselves. My clients tell me that I am able to provide a warm, safe space that allows them to reflect on the issues they bring and find new ways of understanding.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology in 1993 and I gained accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2011. Since then I have completed many short courses, but have learnt my most significant lessons from the clients I have seen and from many student counsellors who I have helped to train over the years.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer the first session free to allow you to see if counselling is what you want and if I am the right person for you to work with. For following sessions, I charge £50 per session, where a session is 60 minutes.
My counselling room and the adjacent toilet are designed to be wheelchair accessible. Please let me know if you will be coming in a wheelchair so I can explain how to find the accessible door bell.