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Dip. Couns MNCS Accred, Registered MBACP

About me

Life can sometimes be challenging and at times we all need support with our emotional well-being, and therapy can help you feel less anxious and more in control. I bring warmth and empathy along with a sense of humour providing a non-judgemental and confidential environment to be there for you.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, Dip, Couns and work using an integrative person-centered approach. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I adhere to both of their ethical frameworks. I am based in Swaffham where I am able to offer face to face counselling, along with telephone and online therapy using the Zoom platform. I offer an initial free 15 to 20 minute consultation online or by telephone where we can get to know each other before therapy begins.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work as a counsellor for adults and young people, having worked alongside a number of charities in and around Norfolk. My experience includes working as a Cruse Bereavement volunteer, and counselling and supporting Family Action clients. I also work within a school in various supporting roles.

  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling, Level 3 Certificate and Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
  • Place2Be Mental Health Champions Foundation Certificate
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Bereavement Support Foundation Course, Trauma Awareness, Cruse Bereavement Care – Suicide Awareness, Cruse Bereavement Care - Safeguarding, Cruse Bereavement Care – Telephone Skills Elective, Online Support Skills Elective, Attachment Theory and Practice
  • JHD Working with Anger, Supporting Clients with ADHD and Autism/ASD
  • ACEs Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences Early Trauma Online Learning

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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).

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National Counselling Society

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free 15-20 minute initial consultation, by zoom or telephone. then £45 per session (50mins). Discounted rates available for students.

Swaffham, PE37

Norwich, Norfolk, NR3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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