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BSc (hon) Counselling & Psychotherapy, Registered MBACP

About me

Hi! Thank you for visiting my page. Here’s some information about my counselling practice to help you decide if I could help;

I am a highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, with a degree in counselling and over 12 years experience in the voluntary, government and private sector.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people aged 11 plus. My training enables me to provide sessions for any issues that may be affecting you.
Perhaps you have developed unhealthy ways to cope with things; uncontrollable anger, addiction, or anxiety that’s impacting your enjoyment of life... or maybe 'on paper' your life should be perfect, but this doesn't match how you're feeling.. these are all things that we can untangle together and help you feel more ‘ok’.

I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space for you to express yourself freely, and feel understood and validated.

Counselling sessions take place in Louth LN11, I also offer video call/ telephone/ text & email appointments to anyone in the UK.

FAQs:

What happens in a counselling session - do I tell you my problems and you tell me what to do?

.. Not quite! We work together to figure out how best to support you and move forward. Whilst I may suggest things that could help, counselling isn't 'done to you' .. we form a team.

Isn't it weird talking to a stranger - how are you going to know what I mean?

I often hear that people are surprised by how comfortable they feel in sessions, and how easy they find it to talk about things. I empathise with your situation, feelings and history - and will often relay things back to you to make sure I 'get you'.

How long will I need to come to counselling?

This depends on why you have come to counselling, but I have worked with people who felt better after 3 sessions, and I have worked with people who felt more supported in counselling that lasted months. This is something we can regularly review so that you feel happy with your counselling timescale.

Can we meet before I go ahead with counselling with you?

I can offer a 30 minute meeting to make sure you want to go ahead with counselling. This is charged at £20. Alternatively you can ask anything at all via email or telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

My main body of training was at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham, where I completed a BACP accredited BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (honours) degree (humanistic/integrative theory)

I am a Registered Member of BACP, which means I have evidenced that I have sufficient knowledge, qualifications and experience to be on their register.

I have completed:

Moving your practice online - a brief course for counsellors, Psychotherapists and mental health practitioners. Completed March 2020

Trauma training

Dementia Friendly Training


Self harm and suicide awareness training


Alcohol awareness training


Drug and alcohol counselling training (2010-2013)


Motivational Interviewing


Mental Health workshop


Harm Minimisation (for drug and alcohol use)


Pro-Social Modelling workshop


Safeguarding children training


Safeguarding vulnerable adults training


Health and Safety training

From 2005-2013 I worked in the government sector, where I supported people who have experienced depression, anxiety, panic disorders, drug and alcohol misuse, trauma, abuse, and self harm and suicidal thoughts.

I have also offered counselling in a number of settings, including to children and young people in schools, to prisoners, to carers and people who have experienced head injuries and strokes, and to homeless adults.

I welcome referrals from health providers, EAP, insurance companies, schools and of course, self-referrals.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Covid 19 anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Substance Misuse
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • Self Harm
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual therapy £45 per session 

Consessions:
** There are a number of reduced rate appointments available for those who are struggling financially or are in receipt of certain benefits. I would hate for someone to not seek counselling or be supported because of money, so please ask me for more information about this **

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday appointments 9:30-1:30pm

Evening appointments 4pm-7pm

Weekend appointments 9am- 6pm 

Further information

How I work ...

I offer both short and long term counselling depending on your needs. We can focus on a few specific issues that you would like support with, or we can work together to explore things in more detail, including how past experiences and relationships shape behaviours today.

I regularly review our sessions together to make sure that you are getting what you need from counselling.

I am fully insured

I value your confidentiality, and this will be discussed during our first meeting.


Any questions?...

If there is anything that you aren't sure of or would like to ask please either give me a ring or send me a text or email. I believe there is no such thing as a silly question, so please feel free to ask me anything about counselling and how I work.

Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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