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I established Birch Psychotherapy to offer high quality,expert Psychotherapy to men & women for individual therapy and couples, for relationship and partner counselling.
My commitment is to unconditionally respect values, lifestyle, background and beliefs, offering a discreet and professional service tailored to your needs.
Whatever you are experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone. In reading this website and looking for support, you have already taken a positive first step on your journey towards feeling better
I have many years experience in working with mental health, working with a variety of people with different issues. I qualified as a psychiatric nurse in Leicester and worked as a senior staff nurse at St Andrews Hospital in Northampton for many years. I have since qualified as a psychotherapist completing a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Northampton University.
I have also studied couples counselling and am a qualified executive coach, working with the emergency services and multi national companies in helping people reach their potential
I believe in on-going training, academic learning and supervision and keep myself up-to-date with best practice, innovation and developments in the industry.
I am a member of, am registered with and work to the strict ethics and regulations of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the largest professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and abide by their high ethics and standards.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Integrative counselling and psychotherapy
Registarated mental health nurse.
Certification in bereavement care
Certificate in working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse
Couples counselling-a practical masterclass
Diploma in Executive coaching
CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills
Advanced trauma incident management
Continuous professional development
Suicide and self harm awareness training
Alcohol, drug and gambling dependency training
Domestic abuse training
Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children
Mental Health First Aider
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
How much do the sessions cost?
£45 for an individual 50 min session and £65 for couples for 60 mins.
When I work
Flexible on availability.