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Integrative & Creative Arts Counsellor - MBACP Accred

About me

Having therapy myself, I have recognised the importance of feeling heard and listened to whilst I try to figure out solutions to my problems. This started because I have always wanted to understand myself in a more diverse, clear and nurturing manner. Going to therapy and training in counselling skills has been beneficial for me to understand my thoughts, my patterns of behavior and my coping mechanisms. I was able to develop and grow into the person I wanted to be rather than the person I thought I should be. The passion to share this gift of support and acknowledgment started my counselling journey.

I believe that building an open and honest rapport in the therapy room is key for the therapeutic relationship to achieve your needs, goals and desires from therapy whilst managing your fears and expectations. Creating a therapeutic environment with respect, non judgement, empathy and compassion I believe will help support you on your journey of healing from within. For me, the only way to work is embracing your uniqueness and giving you the space and control to work effectively together at your pace, in a way that suits you best. Being a qualified Integrative Counsellor we could work with multiple theories, skills and techniques that you may feel could benefit your approach to learning and self-development, meaning that my approach mirrors your uniqueness so that together we can ride the wave of your journey hoping that it will help you regain confidence, control and power in your life. 

I can offer both Integrative and Creative arts therapy in the formats of online or on the phone via voice or video call. I can also offer walk and talk therapy sessions in a suitable and safe location for us both.  Additionally, I hope to start offering a traditional face to face therapy service soon. 

If you feel you would like to make contact please call or email to set up an initial session. Here we will discuss what your goals are for counselling, how you would like to work within the sessions, what counselling may look like for you, If you would like to continue and answer any questions you may have. It's important for me to state here that you may not know how you want this to work or what you need yet and that is ok. The initial session is to have a talk, get to know each other, understand the boundaries of a therapeutic relationship and get to start knowing a sense of you. 

I offer a 50% reduction rate for the first initial session. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with complex trauma in the field of sexual assault and abuse for the last 2 years. I currently work with two organisations called Juno and SA&ASS (Aylesbury Vale & Milton Keynes, Sexual Assault & Abuse Support Services).  I have worked with both female and male survivors including CYP. I have also facilitated Group sessions online and will be doing face to face shortly. 

  • Level 4 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling - Aylesbury College 
  • Higher Education Certificate in Counselling and Counselling Skills - Birkbeck University 
  • Certificate of Proficiency (COP) - BACP 
  • Level 2 Certificate in working with Creative Arts - APCCA
  • Working remotely, online and telephone - online: Counselling Tutor 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

My standard fee is £50 per 50 minute session but could be flexible. 

I offer a free 15 minutes telephone call after the initial enquiry to introduce myself and a reduced fee of £25.00 for the first session.  

If you would like to make contact, email is the best form of communication due to being with clients, however, I try to respond to all emails, voicemails and messages received within 48 hours. 

When I work

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Hemel Hempstead, Other, HP2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
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