Accredited MBACP - Person Centred Counselling
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I am a Registered Counsellor, and I work with people from all walks of life who are trying to live and cope with all sorts of issues and difficulties including, anxiety, depression, low confidence and low self-esteem, relationship problems and identity. I have a particular interest in grief and bereavement.
Does life feel 'just too much' at the moment, where each day fills you with dread, causing a tight knot to form in your stomach?
Has someone significant in your life died and everyone seems to be saying, "you'll get over it" but, no one wants to talk about how you really feel, leaving you feeling alone or 'screaming on the inside'?
Do you feel unseen and unheard. Where no one notices you and you feel you 'just have to get on' as no one is really interested in you anyway?
Have you experienced an illness which is causing you to question what life is about and you're unsure what to do about it?
Or are there other difficulties impacting your emotional and mental health that leave you confused, anxious, stressed, angry, exhausted, guilty, ashamed or alone?
What can I offer to you?
As a counsellor, I can provide you with the time, the space and opportunity to explore your current thoughts and feelings to look at what you might be able to do to make changes in your life, so you become more confident in the way you communicate with those around you, and able to cope with day to day life, leaving you feeling happier and more secure.
I combine different therapeutic tools and approaches to best fit your needs as my client. I will provide a confidential and safe space in which you can explore, with my support, your thoughts, feelings and behaviour around your personal life experiences which may be causing difficulties. I do not give advice or tell you what to do, nor will I judge you for the way you think, feel and behave. The work done will be carried out at your pace with you deciding what you want to explore and when so you are always in control of what you share in therapy.
I believe the relationship between counsellor and client is vitally important for the counselling to be of help and would encourage an initial session to see if you feel I am the right counsellor for you and that we can work together. Likewise, if I feel I am unable to support you with the issue you are coming with, I will do my very best to direct you appropriately.
I offer sessions online or face to face adhering to the BACP Covid guidelines.
Please use the contact form here to get in touch and book an introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative - CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Young People (aged 11-18) - No.5 Young People
- Bachelor of Science Degree Open University
Counsellor with an NHS Trust providing counselling for Staff
Palliative care and bereavement counsellor in the Family Support team within a hospice
Support Group Facilitator for national Breast Cancer charity
Volunteer counsellor for a youth counselling charity
Volunteer counsellor for 2 charities offering low cost counselling
Bereavement Volunteer for Local Hospice
I ensure I both maintain and develop my knowledge / skills in relation to all aspects of counselling by attending regular workshops / seminars / training sessions and as required for CPD (Continuing Profession a Development) by the BACP.
I work with people with trying to live and cope with all sorts of issues and difficulties and from all walks of life, I have a particular interest in grief and bereavement.
Issues I have worked with:
- Anger management
- Parenting issues
- Seeking a new direction
- family relationship difficulties / breakdown
- Grief and bereavement
- Impact of ill health (acute and chronic)
- Confidence and Self Esteem
- Identity - who am I?
- Fear of Failure
- Feelings of distress, loneliness, lack of control
- Managing Change - work changes, relocation, life changes e.g becoming a parent, empty nest, retirement.
- Coping with loss in pregnancy
- Cross cultural transition
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
Individual sessions are 50 minutes in length and cost £50. We will usually meet weekly, on the same day and at the same time, if you need a more flexible approach, we can discuss this at our first session.
I do have some sessions available at a lower cost for those unable to afford the full fee. Please contact me for more information.
Payment in full is required before each session and can be paid directly via BACS or in cash.
Besides offering a short free introductory call, I also offer offer an initial introductory 50 minute appointment at a reduced rate of £30. This session will give us the opportunity to get to know each other and briefly identify the issue(s) you are seeking counselling for and how counselling may help. I will explain the way that I work as a counsellor and the confidentiality policy I adhere to. There is opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about counselling and how we would work together.I hope that by the end of the session you will have a sense of how a session might be if you have not had counselling before and whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you.
As I hold a regular time for you, and cannot fill your time with other clients I require a minimum of 24 hours' notice for cancelling a session. Full payment will be required for sessions cancelled less than 24 hours.
When I work
I offer both day time and evening sessions including from 8 am.
Although my main working days are Tuesday to Thursday I have some flexibility to offer sessions on a Friday.
I also offer home visits if you have difficulty with mobility, transport or health issues which prevent you from leaving your home and you are unable to access sessions online. This will incur an extra charge please contact me to discuss your situation