Senior Accredited Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor with over 30 years experience in a wide variety of settings with all ages from 16 years old onwards. I offer a warm, safe, trusting and confidential space to explore difficulties and challenges. My theoretical framework is integrative and tailored to the needs of the client. My approach is humanistic, psychodynamic, systemic, and/or CBT. I offer short term as well as long term counselling. I specialise in loss and bereavement, stress, anxiety and depression, trauma, abuse, self esteem and self confidence issues, work-related issues and relationship difficulties. I am also a trained (Bangor University) and experienced Mindfulness Stress-reduction facilitator, one to one and small groups with many years of Mindfulness meditation experience and practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Psychological Counselling, BSc Social Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate Psychodynamic Counselling, Systemic Therapy, Extensive experience over 30 years in NHS, Primary Care (GP Surgeries), University and Private Practice settings.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 to £55 for Individual Counselling and £60 for Couple counselling - Negotiable
I also offer Counselling Supervision for trainees and experienced counsellors, fees negotiable.
Day and evenings.