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MSc, MBACP (Accred)

About me

Personal private therapy in a quiet location in South West Durham area.

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I provide therapeutic counselling for a range of issues and presentations utilising the assorted tools I have developed through many years working with a range of clients.

Acknowledging the individuality of each client is paramount. What feels comfortable to one person may fill another with dread. Therefore I maintain a holistic approach and focus on enabling and empowering individuals through a range of talking therapies and use of mediums such as drawings and diagrams as appropriate.

I have worked with traumatised individuals since 1991. Predominantly victims of crime and those experiencing loss through sudden fatality.

All counselling work undertaken subject to acceptance at initial assessment.

Outreach available in some circumstances. Telephone counselling on request.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP, Accred)

Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling: Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (cpcab)

Current DBS at Enhanced level

Level 3 Safeguarding

2017 Special Award Winner:
Outstanding Commitment for Supporting Victims of Sexual Abuse, (PCC for Cleveland).

Qualified: Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Advanced Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) practitioner.

Pre trial therapy provider

Chartered Manager and MCMI

MSc School of Health & Social Care

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

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pre-trial therapy in line with pre trial therapy protocols for witnesses/victims attending court.

Fees

Additional information

Standard fee £50 per hour session

Student counsellors £30 per hour session

Free initial assessment

When I work

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Early evening appointments available Tuesday & Thursday

Newton Aycliffe, Durham, DL5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Outreach sessions may be available in some circumstances

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