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BA (Hons) Counselling MBACP ACC Registered member

About me

There are so many reasons why you might be looking for a counsellor/therapist; these could be depression, anxiety, sadness, relationships, past abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss etc and now the effects of Covid 19. I offer a compassionate non-judgemental place where it is safe to speak.

I am an integrative counsellor this means that I am able to use different ways to help you. In our first appointment I will listen to what you bring and we can then decide together how to move forward.  This might be CBT where we explore how your thoughts influence your behaviour; we may also look at the issues from an analytical perspective to understand why and where everything began, and we may use creative tools to help you express what is difficult to verbalise. 

Whatever you would like to explore please get in touch for an initial conversation about how we can build a therapeutic relationship for you to discover the tools and answers to help you move forward in life. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  1. BA (Hons) Counselling Degree. (Waverley Abbey College/University of Roehampton).
  2. Personality Disorder Training (Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).
  3. Polyvagal Theory (Pesi UK) 
  4. How to work with Shame (The National Institute for the Clinical Application for Behavioural Medicine)
  5. Understanding Autism, Aspergers and ADHD (University of Derby).
  6. Working with Non Suicidal Self Injury (Association for Psychological Therapies)
  7. Treating Trauma Master Series (The National Institute for the Clinical Application for Behavioural Medicine)  
  8. DBT Essentials (Association for Psychological Therapies)
  9. Running DBT Skills Development Groups (Association for Psychological Therapies)
  10. Introduction to Psychology and Sociology (Open University)
  11. I worked on an acute psychiatric inpatient ward for 5 years and now work part time in the community as a Senior Mental Health Worker for Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40.00 per 60 minutes session.

When I work

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Wellington, Somerset, TA21

Type of session

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Types of client

Young people
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Older adults