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MBACP (VB Counselling Services)

About me

Someone to support you with the challenges and difficulties that life may be throwing at you.

Someone to fully hear you, to explore and make sense of your thoughts and feelings.

Someone to be side by side with you on your journey, to help you reconnect.

My role as a counsellor is to get to know you and to help you explore and understand your responses to yourself and others and why you may feel a certain way. The relationship between us is one built on trust and respect.

I offer a safe, non-judgemental, warm and confidential space, where you can talk about challenging issues and current struggles and feelings. I am a member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework 

Counselling can help you to manage life changes, anxiety, depression, relationships, anger, stress and so much more.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Theraputic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Safeuarding (Adults and Young People)
  • Working Creatively with Young People
  • Experience & Training in Working with Trauma, Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • Pre-trial Therapy Training
  • Mindfulness
  • MindEd Development
  • Anxiety Training

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

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

*Currently offering online appointments via Zoom or Facetime*

Sessions are 50 minutes and the cost is £50

10 minute telephone consultations are offered free of charge to see if I can offer the right support to you.

When I work

My availability is flexible and currently have limited openings for both daytime and some evening appointments

Reading, Berkshire, RG5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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