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MBACP, MA, BA(Hons)

About me

I provide a safe and confidential space to help you explore and understand any difficulties, negative thoughts or feelings and to effect a positive change in your life. Our sessions together will combine meaningful therapeutic conversations alongside tools and techniques to help you.

My belief is that you hold the answers and the ability to have a sustained and fulfilled life and that with my support we can achieve this together. My approach is strongly underpinned by the Humanistic model that sees the importance of our relationship in bringing about positive change for you. I have the knowledge, theory and experience to adapt the way in which we work together to provide you with tailored, integrative therapy that can really make a difference.

I offer a totally free and no obligation initial session. During this session we will begin to get to know each other and I will ask some questions about the reasons you are considering counselling. Of course you can ask me any questions you might have about how I work and the counselling process. We will decide if we feel we are a good therapeutic fit and if we feel we can work well together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I also have a Masters Degree in Social Work and a BA (Hons) Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Continued professional development (CPD) is very important to me. I have had additional training in bereavement counselling with adults as well as bereavement counselling with children, managing anxiety and depression, eating disorders, addiction, the use of art/play therapy, mindfulness and the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I have many years of counselling experience. I have worked as a counsellor with CPSL Mind for over two years and worked as a school counsellor in a secondary school for over a year. I am the Community Wellbeing Worker for a local charity, which involves me providing one-to-one as well as group mental wellbeing support. I also work as a counsellor at a junior school supporting the children and staff.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can also help with other presenting difficulties. Please get in touch if the area you are looking for help with does not appear on this list.

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £50 per 50 minute session.

When I work

I can provide sessions during the daytime, evenings and weekends.

St. Andrews Centre, School Hill, Histon, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9JE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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