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Dip In Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP

About me

The word “Revival” sums up what we all seek to achieve through counselling: “….an improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something.” (Dictionary online)

So, if you feel that parts of your life need the space and time to experience a form of revival, then contact me and let us work together to help you achieve your goals. I offer a person-centred approach to counselling which means that you, the client, are at the centre of the process. Therefore, our sessions will be conducted at your pace, whatever that may be. No matter what is going on in your life, you have worth, value, and dignity as a human being and deserve to be treated accordingly.  Believe me when I say that you have the power to change your current life script and choose the way you want to re-write your own life plan.

I love my job as it is a privilege to meet a person who is willing to trust me with the most vulnerable parts of their life. My counselling experience includes working alongside people who have suffered from bereavement, addictions and abuse (emotional, physical, sexual). I have also worked with a variety of professionals who struggled with work related stress and anxiety. Many children are also struggling with life today and I have experience of counselling a range of ages with an online platform called Mable Therapy. I also provide counselling to children in a Coventry Primary School.

Training, qualifications & experience

My past experience enables me to be in the privileged position of being able to offer counselling to both children and adults. I have been a teacher for twenty years before qualifying as a trained counsellor. So whether you are a parent who is worried about their child/teenager or an adult currently struggling with life, I can offer a safe space where we can work towards achieving your life goals.

  • BACP registered counsellor
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
  • PGCE Teaching Qualification
  • BA(Hons) Theology

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Free initial telephone consultation

Individual Counselling - £40 per session (50 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available in the evenings, but I am also open to negotiation of day time appointments if this is more convenient.

Further information

If you feel ready to take the next step of engaging with me in the counselling process, then you can contact me in what ever way makes you feel the most comfortable - email, text or phone call. I promise to get back to you as soon as I can so that we can arrange our initial free consultation phone call. After that, you can decide how you would like our sessions to be carried out: online, face to face or phone call. I look forward to working alongside you.

Coventry, West Midlands, CV4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

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

Online platforms

Zoom