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MBACP (Accredited Register)

About me

I am an integrative, trauma informed counsellor/psychotherapist, an accredited advanced EFT Practitioner and RTT Therapist in private practice since 2014.  I work with adults and young people (aged 11+), couples and families, offering a general counselling and psychotherapy service with convenient online booking and flexible appointment times.  

Free 30 minute Introduction Session. Subsequent sessions £50-£60 (reduced session rates for block bookings)

Find out more at www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the BACP, with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Philosophy, a Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  I am also a Certified Trauma Therapist, with additional training in TA, CBT, EMDR and Schema Therapy, and qualifications in DBT, IFS, EFT, RTT and Rapid Induction Therapy.

I came into counselling from a teaching background and my first counselling role, beginning in 2010, was for the top FE college in Lincolnshire, working with at risk children in school, college and home settings. I spent a year as a counsellor for the Northamptonshire Youth Advisory Service, where I gained further experience of working with young people, and worked for two years as a Counsellor at Mind, the mental health charity, working with adults.  I relocated from the East Midlands to Llandudno in the summer of 2013, and set up in Private Practice in February 2014.

Since 2016, I've also worked as a part-time Schools Counsellor at High Schools in the Wirral, and am a member of the BACP's Children and Young People's division, which keeps me up to date with all the latest developments in the theory and practice of counselling young people.  I am one of a rare breed of private counsellors who work with Young People (aged 11+), so that parents who don't want their child to sit on a waiting list can get help when it's needed right away. I have up to date Safeguarding training, Autism and ADHD awareness training, and a current DBS certificate (parents can verify this with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) by applying online - you just need the certificate number and my date of birth, which I'll provide on request).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Couples: Improve communication, forgive the past and rescue your relationship.
  • Weight Loss: Uncover and eliminate the psychological and emotional reasons why you struggle to lose those unwanted pounds.
  • Fertility: Before you spend thousands of pounds on fertility treatments, make sure you have eliminated any and all emotional or psychological blocks, which could be what's preventing you from becoming pregnant naturally.
  • PTSD, using Advanced EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), an approached being used widely and with proven success, for example, by the US military for the treatment of veterans with symptoms of PTSD.
  • Pain management, using Advanced EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), often described as "acupuncture without the needles".
  • Phobias, for example, fear of flying, fear of spiders, fear of giving birth, etc.

To find out more, book your free 30 minute Introduction Session now at www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/avilability

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

FREE 30 minute Introduction Session

To book now, go to www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability

£50 - 1 hour session

£60 - 1½ hour session 

Reduced session rates for block bookings (when paid in advance):

  • £20 off 4 sessions 
  • £40 off 6 sessions 
  • £60 off 8 sessions 

£60 Email Counselling - (£15 off when you book six sessions)

To find out more about fees and payment options, please go to www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/fees.






When I work

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Daytime, evening and weekend appointments, plus the convenience of online booking at www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability

Further information

I am fully covered by all the relevant professional and public liability insurances, I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, as required by the Data Protection Act 1988 (go to www.ico.org.uk) and I have a current DBS Certificate.  In accordance with the BACP Code of Conduct and Ethical Framework, I attend monthly supervision with a BACP accredited clinical supervisor.

Looking-Glass Counselling, 3 Tabor Hill, Llandudno, LL30 2QW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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