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Registered Member MBACP

About me

You may be feeling overwhelmed at the moment, life may seem difficult, you are unsure of what steps to take next in your life. You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression and are looking for help with managing and understanding these. Or you may just feel you need to talk to someone about something that currently doesn’t feel right or is worrying you.

I believe that by providing a space for you to be listened to without judgement, where you feel both heard and understood, I can help you to find answers, more understanding, or the confidence that you seek to move forward.

As an integrative therapist I adapt my work to best meet the needs of each client and their unique situation. I adopt a humanistic perspective, focusing on you and your experiences, past and present, rather than a symptom or specific psychological problem. Working together we will try to achieve your goals or find the understanding you seek in order to move forward in your life.

I would love to hear from you if you feel that I am the right therapist for you, or if you just have any further questions, please also get in touch. 

Taking the next step:

1. Call, text or email me and we can set up an introductory phone call (if I'm not available at the time, just leave a brief message and I'll get back to you).

2. During this call we will discuss your concerns and what you're hoping to get from counselling, also making sure that I am able to help you. [This initial session would take c. 20 minutes and is free of charge]

3. If you're happy to continue we will then arrange for us to commence therapy and decide on the time and place (for face-to-face).

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been working with clients therapeutically since January 2018. I have experience of working with a variety of client issues including bereavement, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationship issues (either personal or family), sexual identity.

My counselling qualifications:

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO level 1) – Counselling Tutor, 2022
  • BA Hons First Class in Counselling – Newman University, Birmingham 2021
  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling – Newman University, Birmingham 2019
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies – Newman University, Birmingham 2016

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

Sexual identity

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I practice at the following locations:

Mon: St Johns Counselling, Bromsgrove: B61     

Tues: Birmingham Holistic Health Centre: B30

Thurs: St Johns Counselling, Bromsgrove: B61

Further information

I work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at sites in Birmingham: B30 and Bromsgrove: B61

Telephone counselling is also available where suitable to your circumstances.

Birmingham Holistic Health Centre, The Lakeside Centre, 180 Lifford Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 3NU

9 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7JJ

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults