Arbutus Psychological Therapies. MBACP Reg. Member
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Because one size doesn’t fit all, one model or approach to counselling is not going to suit everyone. I provide an integrative approach that draws upon different models and techniques depending on each individual and your unique goals and needs.
It can be quite anxiety provoking coming to counselling, especially if this is your first time. I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have, giving you the opportunity to decide if counselling with me is for you, with no obligation to continue.
People come to counselling for many different reasons including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma or addiction to name a few. You may be looking to manage a particular problem, to gain self exploration or to achieve a better understanding of yourself and even others. Whether your reason for starting counselling is to be able to talk freely without fear of judgement, for support through a difficult time, to build confidence and self-esteem, or to achieve a more balanced you, we can achieve your goals together.
A little about me
I am a psychotherapist specialising in traumatic experiences, post traumatic stress disorder and the many symptoms a person can be left with. I work in an integrative way, with training across a range of models and techniques, some being evidenced based and include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Humanistic, Solution Focused, Trauma Focused and Psychodynamic Theories. Together these allow me to provide the right form and style of counselling that suits you, either on a short or long term basis.
I also Lecture on a Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD in Berkshire training other professionals how to work in this area.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) where I actively work to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists (MNCP).
Training, qualifications & experience
Additional specialised training includes Assessments, Substance Misuse and Treatment Systems, Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings, Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery, Solution Focussed Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT for PTSD, Schema Therapy and Emotional Regulation for Trauma, Nightmares and Night Terrors. I also work with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder/Borderline Personality Disorder along with Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
- Level 3 Counselling Children and Adolescents
- Advanced Level 7 Diploma in Traumatology & Supervision
- Level 3 Award in Education & Training
- Level 3 Advanced Clinical and Academic Competence in Clinical Supervision
- Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma: Traumatology and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- DIP. Therapeutic Counselling including humanistic, cognitive, behavioural and psychoanalytical approaches
- Additional Training:
- Certificate in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
- Certificate on Borderline Personality Disorder
- Certificate in Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Award in Alcohol Brief Intervention Workshop
- Certificate in Attachment Theory
- Brief Overview of Substance Misuse and the Treatment System
- Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery
- Safeguarding Adults
- REWIND Technique
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Night terrors
- Sleep disturbances
- Intrusive images
- Intrusive thoughts and feelings
- Traumatic Experiences
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder type l and type ll
- Somatic Pain Disorder/Conversion Disorder/Functional Neurological Disorder
£105.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I am £105 per session (sessions run between 60 - 75 minutes in length)
Session fees include specialised assessment and treatment plans, use of evidence based treatments aimed at PTSD and CPTSD and use of treatment tools, booklets, CD's and USB's that may be helpful along the way. I also use Alpha Stim Technology which targets Anxiety, Insomnia and Depression and has 30 years evidence base behind it, my clients find this invaluable and can shorten the time needed within counselling.
Direct Debit, BACs Transfer or Cash.
I believe that counselling should be available to everyone and I therefore have some sessions available for a lower fee which I have detailed below.
- For those on a low income
- Counsellors in training
- Students in education
When I work
I am currently on maternity leave returning on 3rd January 2023. Please contact me anytime from November 2022 to book in advance for appointments to start in January 2023. Thank you.
Although I specialise in the treatment for those who have experienced a trauma or have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I also work across many issues that sometimes run alongside including substance misuse, anxiety and its disorders and depression and depressive disorders.
I am happy to be in contact however you personally feel more comfortable so please feel free to call, text or email and let me know which method you would prefer me to respond by.