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Counselling MBACP(Reg)

About me

Counselling is a non-judgemental therapeutic process. This involves me listening to you and us working together to overcome the personal obstacles and challenges you are facing or fearing.

I am an Integrative Counsellor incorporating: Person-centered therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Creative therapy and Gestalt.

Upon making initial contact there will be a free telephone consultation. This is where you will have the opportunity to share what is happening for you. After listening to you I will explain how I work and what you can expect from therapy.

At this point we will book a convenient time for our first face to face session. This will be held either online or at my office situated in the Glebe Centre, Telford. I will usually email or post my privacy policy and contract for you to read through ready to bring to our first session. If you have any questions I am very happy to answer them.

Our first session is where the work really starts to begin, I will listen to you as you share your story in more detail. It is important to note that as the counsellor I do not give advice, together we look at each perspective and talk about how you feel about them before you make the decision. You are in full control of each session.

Therapy is about relationship, it is important you feel at ease in the room. The information you share with me is always kept confidential.

After six sessions we will review how things are progressing and plan future sessions accordingly.

At times in our sessions I may use creative therapy, I will explain in full of what I plan to do and with your consent will move forward with the planned intervention. Again, noting that you are in full control of each and every session.

Having served in the Royal Engineers within the Armed Forces I have a great understanding of the terminology used. I also have first-hand experience of the pressures that are upon service personnel and their families whilst serving their country both home and overseas.

Training, qualifications & experience

NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills

NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory

AIM Awards Level 4 Approaches to Counselling Children & Young People

Diploma of Higher Education- Counselling

Enhanced DBS (Subscription Service)

Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Our first telephone consultation is free, after this a 50 minute session either online or face to face is £45.00

When I work

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Suitable dates and times to be discussed at point of contact.

Further information

I may, with your permission use creative interventions during our sessions.

Ketley Parish Council, Holyhead Road, Ketley, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 5AN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

There are disabled parking bays available at the entrance, and accessible toilets on the ground floor.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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