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P.G. Adv. Dip (Counselling), M.B.A.C.P., M.B.Ch.A., M.S.S.Ch

About me

For many years I have ran a dynamic, challenging and supportive practice in which clients are encouraged to get in touch with their own thinking, feelings and behaviours.

What do I know for sure, well I know that taking the decision to enter into counselling is brave and often anxiety producing. You are entering into a process with a relative stranger which will hopefully help you to understand and confront the difficulty you are experiencing. The process is confidential. challenging, deeply insightful and can underpin and support change. As a therapist, I am fully aware that when my clients start to open up and reveal their thoughts and feelings it can make a them feel exposed and vulnerable. It’s my objective to work very closely with them to build a supporting, trusting relationship of respect where they can be held safely whilst in the process.  

Training, qualifications & experience

P.G. Adv. Dip. (Counselling), M.B.A.C.P., M.B.Ch.A., M.S.S.Ch.

I have over 20 years experience working with clients from both the Private and Corporate sector.

I have set up and successfully ran a new practice as a Counsellor in a different country. I built a confidential team of different professionals who I could call on for help, advice and support. 

I am skilled and experienced in disaster and first response Counselling.

I am trained in teaching clients deep relaxation techniques to help control anxiety. 

I am qualified to use Aromatherapy knowledge.

I facilitate self help groups.

I speak to different organisations about mental health issues. 

I continue furthering my education as follows:

Course and Date:

Openlearn: Emotions and emotional disorders (April 2020)

                Anxiety and Depression (April 2020)

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Crisis Counselling
  • Disaster response Counselling
  • Post Traumatic Stress

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I always ask my clients to ring me so I can fully inform them of how I work and my fees.

When I work

Flexible working diary to suit clients needs. I work face to face; online; telephone and email. I work on Saturday mornings and evenings to suit clients.

Further information

I love to learn and continue to challenge myself by:

  • Listening and asking
  • Reading
  • Further education
  • Attending workshops
  • Team learning
  • Travel
  • Walking
  • The internet
  • Hobbies
  • volunteering
  • Running a self help group for clients with an eating disorder
  • Working face to face; telephone; Video and Zoom 

Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My office is situated in my back garden which is easily accessible for my clients. It is secluded, safe and confidential.

Additional languages

Arabic
French

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom