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About me

I'm a qualified counsellor and substance misuse practitioner. I have experience of counselling clients for many different diverse difficulties such as stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression and various addictions. I also have many years experience of working specifically in substance misuse with both individuals and groups.

If required, I will bring into the counselling room aspects from my work in substance misuse which can be, when needed, more solution focussed and orientated towards positive change.

When things become difficult, choosing to seek support is a big step and finding someone you feel you can work with is important. I am more than happy to discuss how I may be of help over the phone or even via email. I can let you know a bit about how I work and you can decide on whether you would like to book an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (humanistic). 2017.

Diploma in Substance Misuse Management. 2013.

Member organisations


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.

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.


Additional information

£45.00. Per 50 minute session. Usually weekly.

Concessions available for low income/unemployed.


I am available for sessions most evenings and all day on Mondays.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Sinclair Whitesides

Sinclair Whitesides