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Registered MBACP (Accred), PG Dip Integrative Counselling

About me

Struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties? I work with these and a range of other issues and can assist with change and a new perspective. This can be over Zoom, face to face, or a blended approach of the two.

It can take a lot of courage to come for counselling, and I meet each person with respect and acceptance, whilst recognising their potential.  I offer a confidential environment where we can explore what you are finding challenging and work together to ease distress and develop the tools you need.  Together we decide if this is brief work or longer term.

You can contact me over email, text or phone and we'll arrange an initial session.  At this session we get to know each other - I'll let you know how I work and you can share some of the issues that you'd like to explore.  Then together we'll think about the next useful steps.

If there is an area for which you would like therapy that isn't listed below, please call me on 07449 084556 and we can discuss how we could work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I trained with an integrated approach and draw on humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic theories, recognising the power of the therapeutic relationship.  

I have completed training on rape and sexual abuse, as well as many other areas of counselling including OCD and trauma, and continue to learn and train alongside my counselling practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

Fees

Additional information

£45 per session (individual)


Cash or bank transfer accepted

When I work

I offer a variety of sessions over mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults