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BSc, Dip.Couns, MBACP

About me

My Philosophy

I believe that mental health is just as important as our physical health. Someone once said to me: 'You wouldn't put off going to a doctor if you had a broken leg, so why do we not seek help when our mind is suffering?'. Since that day, I've looked to work in a field that helps those with their mental health.
I work with all ages and am also currently also a Lead Specialist Mental Health Mentor supporting university students.

What I Can Offer

I am a person-centred counsellor that uses a blend of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) techniques. This means I use a reflective approach and give people the space to help them process the problems they bring to therapy. I also have a range of exercises that can help with more practical issues such as having problems with anxiety and re-framing the way we see the world. Additionally, I focus on the relationships we have with ourselves, and how this can be contributing to our low mood or getting in the way of us doing the things we would like to do. 

The nature of providing a person-centred environment means that anything can be brought to counselling to reflect on and process. It can be helpful to sound out the thoughts you may be having surrounding a particular life event, or even things that happen in your day to day life.  

I can also help with stress management by working out a schedule and breaking certain problems you may be having into smaller, more manageable pieces. Self-care is also important to address which we can do together; I also have a plethora of resources surrounding this. 

Starting Can Be Scary 

Starting counselling or starting with a new counsellor can be a frightening process. This is why I offer a free of charge twenty-minute initial consultation so we can speak through what you are looking for and any concerns that you may have. 

Please note I am only providing sessions remotely. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience 

I have an extensive range of experience within the mental health field:

As mentioned previously, I am a Lead Specialist Mental Health Mentor. This role entails one-to-one sessions with clients to help them identify any problems and find solutions to the barriers their mental health may be causing them. 

My counselling experience also consists of working for MIND and a secondary school/sixth-form, in which I have counselled clients (students, parents and teachers) with a range of cultures and genders. 

Specialisms 
I have had a particularly extensive background in working with:

Learning differences (my everyday role), domestic abuse, LGBTQ+, social anxiety, problems with organising and family estrangement. 

Qualifications: 

BSc Psychology (1st Class with hons)
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
Currently Studying: Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing MSc
I also hold a BACP membership 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per Session. (60 minutes) 

£40 per Session for students and trainee counsellors. (60 minutes)

It can be quite scary to jump right in to things so I offer an initial 20-minute free online consultation so we can get to know each other and discuss what you are looking for and if my services will be applicable. 

When I work

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My availability may vary - a suitable time will be arranged for us both upon enquiry. 

Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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