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MBACP Accredited Psychotherapuetic Counsellor

About me

Who am I?

I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to the BACP code of ethics. I offer a professional and confidential counselling service dealing with a wide range of problems. As an integrative counsellor I work with different therapeutic models including Person Centered, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Psychodynamic. This enables me to provide the most helpful approach that will benefit you as an individual.

I understand how daunting it can be to not only reach out for help but to find the right therapist to help you. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to a successful outcome of therapy. I offer a reduced rate for the first assessment session so you can decide if you wish to continue with further sessions. I offer a confidential and non- judgmental environment for you to explore your issues.

Please visit my website for more details on my counselling service,Room for Change at    www.roomforchange.org.uk or click on the link at top of page .

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

My  experience includes working for many years  with the NHS as a bereavement counsellor. I also have experience working  as an independent counsellor with Mind where I work with clients with a wide range of issues .I have worked in a drug and alcohol service helping clients with addiction issues and I currently run my private practice from Loughton and North Chingford .

Qualifications

Accredited Counsellor with the BACP

BUPA  Registered  Counsellor

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

NHS Bereavement Training

Safeguarding

Certificate in Counselling Skills for working with children - Place2be

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have full public liability Insurance

I am a registered and accreditation member of the BACP

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

Fees

£50 for 1 hour session

£30 for 45 minute first assessment session

When I work

Monday - Friday 8 am till 5.30pm. Some Saturdays and evenings available on request.

Further information

Please email or call for more information or to book your assessment session.

Algers Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4NF

The Connaught Club, Barn Hoppett, Rangers Road, London, E4 7QH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults

Key details

My premises are a 3 minute walk from Loughton Station and easily accessible by train and bus. There is also free parking directly outside premises.