MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
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Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, uncertain? As an experienced, qualified counsellor, I can help you understand and manage your feelings and difficulties, and work with you to improve your wellbeing.
I help clients
- who feel anxious and worried
- experiencing low mood and depression
- who feel stressed or overwhelmed by competing demands
- facing uncertainties and difficult decisions
- who are experiencing relationship difficulties
- living with loss
- through life changes
- who are experiencing work related difficulties
- affected by trauma
- who have experienced a difficult childhood
- struggling with belonging and identity
- experiencing low confidence and low self-esteem
- who have physical health difficulties alongside mental health concerns
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a MBACP Registered and Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor trained at The Counselling Foundation. The psychodynamic approach is based on thinking about how past, early experiences affect us now and how they may be linked to our current concerns.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- BA (Hons) Health Care
- Registered Nurse Children
- Registered Nurse Adult
I have over thirty years of experience working with adults, young people and children in the NHS. My various roles span a range of mental health and physical health conditions and concerns, with patients of all ages, including young people in a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
In addition to my private counselling practice, I work in a counselling organisation in Bedfordshire, counselling patients and clients referred via the NHS and other organisations.
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)
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
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
£50.00 per session
I offer short term counselling (6-12 sessions) and open ended counselling.
Your first session will include an initial assessment to decide if I am the right counsellor for you and how we can work together.
I offer a free, no obligation 15-minute telephone call should you wish to ask any questions before booking an initial session.
When I work
I offer daytime appointments Monday to Thursday. Please contact me for current availability.
UK Government guidelines are followed to mitigate risks of Covid-19.
Please contact me via email or telephone if you would like to book an initial counselling session or if you have any questions.