MBACP (Accred) , Dip Couns
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I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and Psychotherapist. My core training is in person centered counselling which essentially means that I will work with you at your pace with whatever you wish to bring. I work with each client in a very individual way and I draw on a number of counselling approaches to offer therapy that is individual to you. Essentially you decide the pace and you decide how deep you wish to go.
I work with a number of mental health problems. Often this is anxiety or depression, grief, stress or relationship issues. Sometimes clients wish to revisit past events to determine the root of their unhappiness and this can sometimes involve trauma work or inner child work.
It could also be that you don't know exactly what you want from counselling but you know that things don't feel quite 'right'. That's ok, we can work it out together.
We all need support at times and any one of us can end up in a place of crisis. It can be difficult thinking about starting counselling and so I want to let you know that you can contact me if you have any questions. It's really important that you find a counsellor you feel comfortable with. I offer a free telephone consultation so that we can talk about what you would like to get from therapy. This can take up to 20 minutes. Please drop me an email if you would like to arrange a time for this.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my private practice I am a volunteer counsellor for a Plymouth agency which offers counselling to carers and to those affected by domestic abuse or sexual abuse.
Until recently, I managed a bereavement counselling service which specialised in complex grief and traumatic loss. I was with this charity for 6 years and working with bereavement remains a particular passion for me. I am also very interested in working with anxiety as I know myself how debilitating this can be, particularly social anxiety.
Level 4 Diploma in Person Centered Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Traumatic Loss and Complex Grief, The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People, The Emotional Affects of Domestic Abuse. Working with the inner child.
Carolyn Spring trainings: Working with Suicide and Self Harm, Working with Shame, Working with Relational Trauma.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I am currently offering counselling face to face, online and by telephone.
I have a very comfortable counselling room in Mannamead, Plymouth.
My fees are currently £45 for 50 minutes.
Please contact me for my up to date availability.
When I work
I offer daytime and evening sessions, please contact me for my current availability.
I offer an initial 20 minute telephone call for us to talk and for you to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you, this is free of charge.
Ongoing sessions are £45 per session and each session lasts for 50 minutes.