Accredited NCS, MBACP, Exp Counsellor, Psychotherapist
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I am a naturally empathic person and have helped people throughout my life. Many people chose to become a counsellor after a life-changing event, for some empty nest syndrome/divorce or even monetary reasons. My trigger was through heart issues, and I died eight times, and medical staff brought me back, I did beat the odds. I found new light in life and direction; over the years, I have overcome two major strokes and other illnesses, through therapies and determination, I rehabilitated, and I have helped countless people on the path to recovery. My knowledge of therapies spans 13 years, mainly through self-help and finding a therapist that could understand or not working from their house; nothing more embarrassing than asking to use the toilet and being chauffeured through a family house to use their bathroom. I started my counselling journey over five years ago; within this time, I have enrolled and gained knowledge spanning over two degrees which I am in my final stage of an Honour degree in Counselling Psychology. I plan and am on target to becoming a Counselling Psychologist through completing a starting doctorate next year.
My office is in the most prestigious building on Taunton's most prestigious road, so why are my fees so low? Simple, I am only just seeing people again after covid restrictions, and I require 1000's hours to become a Counselling Psychologist.
I believe in helping a person, empathy and knowledge is important but experiencing the issues is essential and far outweighs teachings and textbooks, as I truly understand your mindset.
I have suffered a nervous breakdown due to multiple events and bottling up stresses until the bottle cracked. I specialise in and have extensive knowledge of bereavement and its complexities; I can travel and offer rest bite for those dying.
I am a simple man with good intentions; I am not here for profit but rather feel I did not die when the odds were against me, and I want to make the best of my life. I used to run successful companies but now feel the enrichment of reward in helping people rather than profit.
A video introduction of me at the bottom of page
I have a thorough understanding and can help with:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Medical and Health Concerns
Gender Identity Support, within this therapy, I invite loved ones into the therapy room where I can support
I have a proper therapeutic office where confidentiality and safety adhere.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed Level 2,3 in counselling studies and a level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling governed by the CPCAB. In this time frame I studied a counselling foundation degree with the Open University. I am now studying my final stage in an Honours degree in Psychology and Counselling also with the Open University, I intend to enrol onto a doctorate and become a Dr in Clinical Psychology. I have quite an expansive knowledge and can help you through, please drop me a line.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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 £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session
individual 1-2-1 Face to Face £45 per 1hr session
Couple Face to Face £50 per 1hr session
When I work
My therapeutic room is at the Exchange house which is predominately a law firm, it is a luxurious building where security is taken seriously. My Working hours are between 8.30am / 6.30pm
Cold filtered water & freshly brewed coffee is always close to hand, also decaffeinated coffee and herbal teas are available and free, I am a stickler for quality coffee.