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BA (Hons), MBACP

About me

I am currently offering face to face sessions as well as online and by phone.

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP).  I have a private practice in North Swindon offering short term and long term counselling for individuals.

Why come to therapy?

We can all go through difficult times and experience painful emotions. Sometimes we can resolve difficulties by talking with friends and family. However, this may not always be possible and you might feel stuck, isolated, confused or overwhelmed. It is at times like these that it can be helpful to seek support from a therapist who can provide a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Clients usually come to me when they wish to change something in their lives or simply explore thoughts and feelings in more depth.  My role as a counsellor is to help you through this process without telling you what to do but by facilitating you to make your own changes.  Working collaboratively can help you make sense of what you are feeling and why, can give you a deeper understanding of yourself, helping you find new ways to cope and make the best possible choices for you.

What I offer

I work in a compassionate, non-judgemental and respectful way with clients from all walks of life on a wide range of psychological and emotional issues.  These include relationship difficulties, anxiety and panic attacks, autism spectrum disorder (particularly women and girls), depression, loneliness, difficulty expressing feelings, anger, coping with chronic illness, bereavement, divorce, eating disorders, low mood, low self-esteem and trauma.

Key to the success of the counselling experience is the relationship we are able to build together.  For this reason, I offer a free initial consultation as an opportunity for us to meet (online or off), for you to ask any questions you might have and to be sure you feel comfortable moving forward together.

Please get in touch if you feel I can help you move forward in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and regularly attend CPD events to keep abreast of training and development.  I have an enhanced DBS statement in working with young people.

I am a registered member of BACP.  I abide by the BACP guidelines for ethical and professional conduct.

In addition to my private work I have worked in the charitable sector as a counsellor with the MS Therapy Centre in Swindon working with clients with chronic illness and with IPSUM in Swindon (low cost counselling and art and music therapy).  I have also worked in a Swindon school counselling service.

I continue to work with 14-19 year olds through Swindon Council's youth counselling service, Ontrak.

My work is fully insured and supervised by an experienced BACP therapist.

Member organisations

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

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

Individuals: £50 per weekly session of 50 minutes.

Further information

There is free parking available onsite.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

There is no disabled access and my room is up one flight of stairs.

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Zoom