I provide a confidential setting for you to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. I am accredited with the BACP. This status means I have been recognised as meeting high standards of experience & knowledge. I work from a lovely private setting close to the town centre.
I offer a safe, relaxed and impartial space for you to talk about your feelings, to explore your experiences, help you to understand your difficulties and to help you to develop your own resources to manage them. I offer forms of counselling called Person Centred Counselling and Counselling for Depression which do not analyse or diagnose. I integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skils, Transactional Analysis skills and techniques to help a person regulate their emotions if required.
Training, qualifications & experience
I volunteered at a hospice based in Teesside for 5 years. During this time I offered one to one support. I also have experience of offering counselling to people with mental health issues and difficult life events at a mental health charity. Since 2012 I have been working in a Primary Care setting providing counselling to people experiencing anxiety and or depression, with a wide range of issues. I have also worked in areas such as counselling cancer patients and their carers in a hospital setting.
My qualifications include: Counselling for Depression, CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies and NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling. I have been accredited with the BACP since 2014. I am also a registered member with this organisation.
Please feel free to check my registration status at http://www.bacpregister.org.
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.
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
- The initial assessment and all sessions are £35. Sessions last 50 minutes.
The fee is negotiable for students requiring therapy as part of a counselling course, depending on circumstances.
Please feel free to make your initial enquiry or book an appointment either by text, phone or email.
After this, if you wish to go ahead, we complete an assessment together which takes around 50 minutes.
You choose the number of sessions. You might like to start with short-term therapy or opt for open-ended counselling. If you find the short-term therapy to be beneficial, you can extend into longer-term counselling if you wish.
Sessions are available to adults and are provided on an individual basis. As well as offering face to face sessions , I can also offer this over the phone if you are not able to attend an appointment
I work from a lovely private setting above a hairdressers close to Darlington town centre. Limited private parking is available which can be accessed from an archway a few doors away. The counselling room is located on the first floor of the building. I am able to offer sessions on a Friday. I am sorry to advise there is no waiting area for guests at the premises.