BScPsychology,PGCE, PG Cert,PG Dip Counselling Psychotherapy
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I am a qualified psychotherapist offering a confidential counselling service for individuals, both in person and remotely. I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and hold a valid DBS and professional indemnity insurance. I have a 16 year background in teaching that continues to contribute to my client work.
I hold a BSc in Psychology from the University of Leicester (2000), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leeds (2002), a Post Graduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills (2019) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2021) from Leeds Beckett University. Additionally, I have trained with organisations such as Bradford Bereavement Service, Cruse, Sue Ryder and Mind.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to progress. As this becomes established, clients sometimes wish to bring personal documents to demonstrate their world view, such as photographs and family trees. Other clients might wish to express themselves by drawing diagrams in the session or using metaphors to describe their thoughts, feelings and experiences. Everything you bring is treated with the greatest respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BSc in Psychology from the University of Leicester (2000), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leeds (2002), a Post Graduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills (2019) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2021) from Leeds Beckett University. Additionally, I have trained with organisations such as Bradford Bereavement Service, Cruse, Sue Ryder and Mind.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I would like to make counselling more accessible to younger people and those on lower incomes. So, please get in touch, via mobile or email, about why you are thinking of having counselling. If you decide to move further, I offer a full assessment for £35. Sessions there after are £45 and all last 50 minutes. I appreciate payment in advance for all sessions.
When I work
Sessions are available between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm on weekdays.
If what you have read about me as a therapist appeals to you as a client, please contact me by email or mobile for a free initial chat. If you decide to move forward we can arrange an initial a more detailed assessment to explore how we might work together. As I will need to gather some basic information about you this session is priced at a reduced rate of £25.00.
I am interested in why you are seeking counselling; you may wish to describe any previous experiences of counselling you have had.
You may wish to express what you feel your current support systems include- such as family and friends- and think about what you would like to achieve through therapy.
If we decide to work together, we can agree a mutually convenient way to engage. These further sessions are priced at £35.00.
I look forward to hearing from you.