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MBACP

About me

I have worked as a therapist for the past 26 years and I am passionate about the way in which therapy can make a difference. Through my experience of working within mental health services, staff support services and private practice I am aware that therapy can provide the tools and skills to develop a greater understanding of ourselves and our life experience and help us look at what we need.

I can offer a safe and non judgemental space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings and an opportunity to think together about you and your needs.Through counselling I can help you look at changes you may wish to make in your life or help you perhaps come to terms with things that cannot be changed.

My approach is integrative, drawing on the thinking that underpins both psychodynamic and person centred counselling practice. I specialise in areas of depression, anxiety, loss, relationship and sexuality issues. I also work with individuals whose spirituality/faith is an important part of their lives

I can offer sessions during the week in the day and Saturdays

Training, qualifications & experience

M(Ed) in Counselling 1998
Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists UKRCP

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKRCP

United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists (UKRCP) (UKRCP)

The UKRCP is a voluntary register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists held by BACP. A condition of registration is accreditation with either BACP, COSCA, UKAHPP or FDAP.

Registered practitioners are entitled to be known as a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist.

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

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

When I work

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St Johns Counselling And Therapy Centre, 9 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 7JJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer clinical supervision for qualified counsellors and counselling trainees.

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