MBACP Reg - human2counselling
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Hopelessness and despair can leave us in a dark and lonely place that feels impossible to come back from. Our world is turned upside down and we struggle to face the day in front of us. There can be a fearful sense that life will never be the same again.
These feelings have been familiar to me too.
Family and friends can be too close and involved to provide the kind of support we may need. My own life experience and professional training have taught me that with the right kind of help, we can slowly start to find our way forward.
How counselling can help:
- talking about your situation and feelings can bring a sense of relief and a realisation that you are not alone;
- having someone alongside you, listening without agenda or judgement is a unique and freeing experience;
- when your feelings are heard, affirmed and understood by another, there is opportunity for further exploration and understanding;
- hearing your own voice articulate your situation and feelings can offer moments of insight and a way forward;
- expressing yourself openly and freely in a warm, caring and confidential environment can allow you to express difficult feelings you may otherwise hold onto;
- you may see things more clearly, or from a different view point;
- you might just feel that bit lighter and unburdened.
What I can help with:
You may be grieving the loss of a loved one; facing a serious health issue or diagnosis; or dealing with an unexpected turn of events in your life. You may just not be feeling quite on track at the moment, for no apparent reason. Whatever difficulties you may be facing, I am here to sit alongside you and support you through this difficult time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling - DipHIC (BCPC), BACP accredited course
- Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Counselling (Temenos Education)
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - (Counselling Tutor)
As a Registered Member of BACP, I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My standard fee is £45 per session (50 minutes)
I offer a concessionary rate of £35 to trainee counsellors and students
Sessions are 50 minutes and usually take place on a weekly basis
When I work
I currently offer daytime appointments Monday to Thursday with some flexibility.
I work from a private space in my home.
I understand how scary it can be to reach out for help. It is important you choose someone you can connect with and who feels right for you. Please email me if you would like to take that first step with me:
Free 15 minute introductory telephone call: This is an informal chat to get a feel for one another before deciding to book an initial session. Please email me in the first instance to arrange a telephone call.
Initial Session: Some clients prefer to come straight for an initial session. This is a 50 minute session to get to know one another a little better, to discuss in more detail your needs and how we might take things from there. Please email me to book an appointment. Initial sessions are charged at the standard rate of £45 or £35 for trainee counsellors and students.