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 and surrounding district. I am also a partner in Therapy Challenges, providing continuing professional development seminars to mental health professionals. I have use of counselling rooms at Lifeways, near the town centre in Stratford upon Avon.
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 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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial online session
£40 for 60 minutes. Initial face-to-face assessment £10 (to cover room hire), or free if online. Payment by cash, cheque or BACS.
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.