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(MBACP) Dip

About me

I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor, and my practice offers a safe and confidential space for you to discuss what is troubling you. Together we can recognise and make sense of the problems you are experiencing and explore the choices needed to overcome these difficulties in a positive and confident manner. Whether you are experiencing distress or anxiety at home, in the workplace or in relationships, I offer an empathetic, respectful and non-Judge mental environment from which to discuss your issues.

My aim is to work with you to create a collaborative and supportive relationship, built upon respect, trust and honesty. This unique relationship will allow us to explore your past and help you to understand how it has shaped your current feelings and personality and how we can make positive changes to reach your future goals. Depending on your needs I can offer focused short-term counselling or long-term open-ended psychodynamic therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association of counselling and psychotherapy and have a diploma in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. I offer a range of therapies - emotion focused therapy, existential, Gestalt, humanistic, integrative, person centred, psychodynamic, solution focused brief therapy, and transpersonal therapy. I have experience working at Sutton Womens Centre helping women affected by domestic violence and also at Mount Carmel Treatment Centre helping clients with drug and alcohol issues.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Starting from £45. Covid-19 video therapy from £30.

When I work

I work most days and evenings and I will always try to accommodate a time that works for you, like Saturdays or early mornings.

Further information

During the Covid-19 lockdown I am offering reduced rate video and telephone support to new and existing clients.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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