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MA MBACP Accredited, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor

About me

I offer professional, high quality and confidential counselling to adults in a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment, with the possibility of long term work, or short term, to work on specific issues.
I work in an open and non judgemental manner and offer warmth, empathy, clear thinking and insight.

I aim to recognise the experience of each individual, and to treat them with respect and integrity, without making assumptions based on class, ability or disability, gender, sexuality and ethnicity.

I offer clinical supervision to therapists and healthcare professionals.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA University of London
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling Cambridge University
MA Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling University of Hertfordshire.

Diploma in Supervision, Minster Centre, London

I attend regular continuing professional development to keep my skills up to date and stay up to date with current research.

I work in private practice, and have experience of working at a counselling charity in North London, for the NHS, in a secondary school, in a Hospice.

I supervise therapists, students, healthcare professionals.

Accredited member of the BACP.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Students training in Counselling/talking therapies
Individuals with terminal/ life limiting conditions, and those close to them                                       Bereavement

Clinical Supervision


Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£50 per session.

I have a number of low cost places.

Sessions last 50 minutes.
Initial assessment session may be up to an hour and a half.

When I work

Daytime and Evening appointments

Further information

First steps...
Taking the first step to contact a counsellor may feel difficult, and I recognise this.
During our intial telephone conversation, or email if you prefer, you can explain why you feel you want to come to counselling, I will explain how I work.  We can then decide whether to meet for an initial assessment session, with a view to working together.  It is important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor, and this process will help you to make this decision.

How does counselling work?
Difficulties in later life can  be rooted in past experiences, and these can affect your confidence, feelings of anxiety your relationships with family and friends, work or studies, ideas about what you can and can't do, and maybe who you can and can't be.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk and be listened to by a professionally trained counsellor, someone who is not connected to your family, friends or work. This can feel easier than talking to someone who knows you well.  Over time, as the counselling relationship grows,  increasing  feelings of safety,security and trust develop, and change

I work with...adults


I offer a safe, confidential, reliable and professional service.  I am experienced in working with individuals with a range of difficulties.  I work in an open and non-judgemental manner, and I will listen and support you as you explore your feelings, help you to reach understanding, and work towards change, and improving your quality of life.

I offer both long term and shorter term work, which may be helpful for dealing with specific issues.


Practical information: I am based in Weston (SG4),close to surrounding towns of Hitchin, Letchworth,Baldock and Stevenage.

Parking available on road.

Weston, Hitchin, Herts, SG4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

My room is accessible up a slope. It has a small step from ground level. The door frame is not sufficiently wide for wheelchair access.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Clinical Supervision offered to qualified and training therapists, and those who work in the 'helping professions'.

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