As the pace of life continues to increase, we can all struggle to keep up and to feel that we are seen and heard. Counselling can offer that space. A safe, a confidential place to be able to unpack and explore your thoughts and feelings and find ways to understand yourself and your place in your world better. Counselling doesn’t offer solutions or advice but can offer strategies for the individual to make their own choices for their own lives. Finding the right counsellor for you is key.
Integrative counselling uses a range of theories and approaches that can be can be adapted to each individual's needs and requirements. As each of us is an individual so our needs and responses are our own. Integration allows the counselling to be tailored to each person for what they may need at that time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, Integrative Counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Pyschotherapists (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework. In addition to my private practice, I work at a SEN school for boys aged 5-20 and with patients and families dealing with terminal illnesses and bereavement. I work with children, young adults and adults. I have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and attend regular courses/training to inform and enhance my practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Session last for 50 minutes and we will usually contract to meet on a weekly basis at the same time each week. During our assessment, short term (minimum of 4-6 sessions) or open ended long term work can be discussed.
There is free parking and the therapy room is close to M23 and Three Bridges Station.