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Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Billericay, Essex, CM12
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 29th August 2022

About me

About me

I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and am registered and accredited with the BACP. I regularly keep up to date with continuing professional education. I currently offer online sessions either with video or just audio.

What to expect in your first session

We can talk about what brings you to counselling at our initial meeting. If you'd like to go ahead the sessions are weekly for 50 minutes.  These can be on a short term or a longer term basis. We can decide to have regular weekly sessions for as long as the sessions are beneficial.

Sessions are confidential and I adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework 2018

How counselling can help

Life events can be unexpected and impact on day to day living. Sometimes relationships or circumstances change and can become overwhelming.

I provide a confidential counselling space to explore situations, thoughts and feelings that may be causing anxiety, depression and sadness. Counselling can facilitate increased awareness of ourselves as individuals and in relationships. . This can lead to change and a sense of being able to move forward.

Please email me initially for an online appointment using a video and/or audio platform. I will, prior to the first meeting, send over some information for you to look at, fill in and send back. If you have any questions please email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have a Degree in Psychology, a Certificate in Person Centred Counselling from Colchester Institute, and WPF qualifications as follows: Certificate in Counselling Skills, Diploma in Counselling Skills and a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I have a Certificate in CBT from WPF Therapy and a short Certificate from the Tavistock for Couples Counselling. I also have a Certificate in  Mindfulness MBSR and a follow on MBCL course.  I also have a Certificate in Online counselling.  I undertake regular CPD. 

  • I have experience working in various settings such as counselling services in Chelmsford, a hospice, and a NHS Mental Health Unit as an honorary psychotherapist. I currently work online. 

  • I work with anxiety and stress, bereavement, loss, divorce/relationship difficulties, depression, disability, post natal depression, redundancy, trauma and terminal illnesses.
  • I have an enhanced DBS check.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Photos & videos

Fees

From £45.00 to £50.00

Additional information

My fees for individual online counselling are £45 per 50 minute session up to 5pm. After 5pm £50.

Further information

Aside from holidays that either of us may take and other occasional commitments, I ask that 24 hours notice be given for cancellation of a session. If not, full payment is required. This is because the time will be regularly set aside for our session.

Please no sales calls.

Billericay, Essex, CM12

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Sessions are currently being held remotely video/audio software. Not currently doing face to face. When that commences there is one steep step to the house. A ramp would need to be brought along to even out the distance between driveway and door level.

Online platforms

Zoom
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