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BA (Hons), Dip. Psych. MBACP (Accred)

About me

People seek counselling and psychotherapy for many different reasons. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, safe and reliable setting in which to explore your difficulties.

Meeting regularly in my private consulting room, together we can explore your issues and your response to them so that they can be understood and managed.

Sessions last 50 minutes, the work can be short-term (an agreed period of weeks/months) or long-term and open-ended. Sessions are available on weekdays and can be either once a week, twice a week or three times per week.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully Registered and Accredited Member of the British Assoication for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have completed a BACP approved in-depth and rigorous counsellor/psychotherapy training. I am also a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council.

My qualifications include: Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, BA (Hons) Sociology and English; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

I work in private practice and also assess new clients and supervise the work of other counsellors within organisational settings.  I regularly undertake continued professional development to keep my skills and experience uptodate.

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

Fees

Additional information

The first step is an initial assessment meeting and this can be arranged either by email or over the telephone. Initial meetings are seventy-five minutes.  Other on-going sessions are fifty minutes.

Current Fees: £85 initial assessment meeting

                    £55 ongoing sessions

I review my fees each year.

I am sometimes asked if I will consider a low-fee arrangement due to on-going or temporary financial difficulties.  This can be discussed at the initial meeting and, if I have a low-fee space available, this may be agreed subject to a commitment to attend two or three times per week for a couple of years.

When I work

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. A limited number of very early morning and some evening sessions are available.

Cowes, Isle Of Wight, Cowes, EN - English, PO31

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I have a small internal step that means wheelchair access is not possible.