I trained as a person-centred counsellor at University of East Anglia where I graduated with a M.A. in counselling. By working together in a non-judgemental, secure and supportive environment, at your pace, I believe that you will be able to work towards a better understanding of yourself and your current circumstances, bringing fresh perspectives and growth.
Due to the current pandemic I am only conducting sessions online, via Zoom.
The first session is an opportunity for us to consider how we might work together. It is intended that this session will be for you to outline the reason you wish to access counselling and for me to outline my working practices. This initial session is charged at £10. If you decide you want to continue we will usually meet weekly thereafter.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work at a local counselling charity (non-profit) as a volunteer counsellor. I also have a small private practice near Norwich. I am a trustee for a local elderly people's sheltered housing scheme.
Prior to qualifying as a person-centred counsellor I spent many years in supportive and listening roles within: YMCA; a hostel for the homeless; probation service (drug offenders); housing associations (tenant support).
I have co-facilitated on a U.E.A. Certificate in Counselling course.
Since qualifying I have undertaken many relevant courses to develop my practice. I am particularly interested in the Polyvagal Theory which looks at the effect of the nervous system on behaviour.
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
The first session is charged at £10. Subsequent sessions will be 1 hour with fees ranging between £15 and £40. The fee is decided by the client based on my belief that they know best about their financial means and ability to pay an amount that reflects this. The exception is the late night sessions which will be charged at £40 per hour. Missed sessions will be charged the full agreed fee if cancelled less than 24 hours before the appointment time.
Concessions offered for
If you would like to find out more please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.