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Dip. MBACP

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page. 

I understand that taking those first steps isn't always easy but I offer a warm empathetic style, a non-judgemental safe contained space, and the experience of truly being listened to.

Not only can we think about what current issues you may be facing but we also look at difficulties rooted in the past that may be affecting how you cope today. By exploring what is troubling you and making sense of your experiences, together we can bring about a deeper level of awareness and self-acceptance, bringing more meaning back into your life.

I offer a free half-hour telephone conversation to discuss your needs and along with the first 50-minute session, both allow you the opportunity to know if you feel comfortable enough to continue with weekly sessions.

Once agreed, we will meet on the same day, at the same time, and go at a pace that's right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold full professional indemnity and public liability insurance and have an up-to-date DBS certificate.

I have valuable experience working with adults in private practice and volunteering within the charitable sector. I currently run my clinical practice incorporating a racial and cultural dialogue while continuing to develop my own awareness. Having a background working in the education sector for the last 16 years, I also mentor young people in a secondary school setting.

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

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50.00 per session

When I work

I currently have availability. Do get in touch for further information. 

Further information

I am very happy to answer any questions via phone or email and if you leave a message, I will respond once I become available during office hours.

7A Fairway Close, Park Street, St Albans, Herts, AL2 2QX

Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

I have a dedicated room with its own access - it is a downstairs room, with one small step over the threshold.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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