I am a Person-Centred Counsellor. This means that I believe that you are the expert on your life and what you need to manage or improve it. My job is to help you explore that in a safe, non-judging and confidential environment.
If we agree, I sometimes step outside this to offer skills development. When I do this I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Coaching.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP and therefore abide by their ethical framework. In addition I have many years experience in organisations including the NHS, Finance, Retail and Professional Services, as manager and management consultant
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I normally work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10.00am until 7.00pm but can do other times by arrangement