There may be many reasons why you have decided to start reading this profile - perhaps you are feeling; sad, depressed, facing sensitive family issues, or having to make a difficult decision which is leaving you feel confused, frustrated, lonely or insecure. You may feel overwhelmed, or wanting something to change without realizing what it is. In which case counselling can be of help.
I am a qualified Counsellor with over fifteen years experience. I gained BACP accreditation status in 2007.
I am based within a Complementary Therapy Clinic situated on a main street in the centre of town with easy access to car parks and public transport. A waiting area offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
I predominantly follow a Psychodynamic model and professionally adhere to the code and ethics set out by the BACP. The approach I adopt means that I aim to create a safe and trusting space in which exploration can take place in a non judgmental way: this can hopefully be experienced as a personal journey towards greater self discovery. Linking and understanding past experiences, and how these often impact on the present, may help to affect change for the future - if so wished.
I also provide a block of short term sessions following a Solution Focused model depending on individual need. This offers the opportunity to focus on specific problematic areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
My own life experiences and personal journey have greatly contributed in enabling me to develop my skills as an effective and insightful counsellor/therapist
Advance Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Bereavement Counselling (Victim Support - Road Traffic Division)
P.G.C.E. (Special Needs)
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.
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
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
£ 38 per session - concessionary fees available for those on benefits and low incomes
I offer concessions to Key Workers
A Free 30 minute initial consultation is available to help explore the different options and to find out more about the service.