BSc (Hons) Psych PgDip Psych Counselling MBACP (Registered)
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I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have a private practice based in Stratford upon Avon. For face to face therapy, I have use of counselling rooms at Lifeways, near the town centre in Stratford upon Avon. Am also able to offer online sessions via Zoom or WhatsApp.
I work with individuals (16+) who could be experiencing difficulties in any area of their lives; typically anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, physical or sexual abuse, low self-esteem, work-related stress or exam-based stress.
Although Person-centred by training, I also draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) methods where applicable to enhance the therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology (1988) Plymouth Polytechnic
Post-graduate Diploma Psychological Counselling (1998) Wolverhampton University
Advanced Diploma in REBT methods for Person-Centred Counsellors (2008) Warwick University
Agencies worked with: Age Concern, Warwickshire; West Midland Rehabilitation Unit, Selly Oak; Springfield Mind, Stratford; South Warwickshire User Forum Counselling Service, Leamington Spa; Safeline, Warwick; HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
£45 for 60 minutes. Initial face-to-face assessment £10 (to cover room hire), or free if online. Payment by cash, cheque or BACS.
When I work
My working hours for appointments are Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Please contact me by mobile 07702 955170 or via my website www.therapychallenges.com to arrange a no-obligation, initial assessment appointment. I feel it is very important to work with the right counsellor for you; the relationship between counsellor and client is a key part of successful therapy.