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MBACP PG Dip

About me

Hello, welcome to my profile.

How counselling with me can help

Whether struggling with a specific issue such as anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, relationship or family issues, feeling sad or stuck, wanting to address past or recent trauma and its impacts, or the impacts of living with autism or ADHD, counselling with me offers you a consistently non-judgmental, warm, engaged, genuine and honest therapeutic approach to working through your unique feelings,  thoughts, concerns, questions, difficulties or post-traumatic distress, at your own pace, helping you to unburden, perhaps feel understood for the first time, gain insight into yourself or clarity about something, and to take steps towards relief, growth and change.

I offer predominantly person-centered talking therapy, in-person and online, but can also work with the creative means of sand tray if helpful, where the tactile medium of sand is used to facilitate wellbeing and insight.

Who I Work With

I work in-person and online with adults of all ages, young people aged 16+, and young person with parent or carer, when appropriate.

Where I Work

I work from my private and peaceful counselling space in South Norfolk, which looks out to trees and greenery.

Next Step

If this sounds like it may be right for you and you would like a brief no-fee conversation by phone, text or email to ask any questions, or to arrange an initial exploratory session, please do contact me via your preferred means. 

What to Expect in a First Session

A first exploratory session is an opportunity to meet in person or online and work out if we are the right 'fit' for your counselling. You have the chance to talk, in complete confidence and as much or as little as you would like to, about what brings you to counselling and what you would like to gain from counselling. I will aim to explain in more detail how counselling with me works in practice, and to answer any questions you may have. If further sessions with me turn out to be right for you, we can arrange a day and time that suits.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling - The Norwich Centre
  • Certificate in Person-Centered Counselling - The Norwich Centre
  •  Employed and voluntary general counselling positions in local organizations with adults of all ages, and with young people aged 14-25.

Continued Professional Development Training in:

  • Working safely with trauma
  • Working with male clients
  • Humanistic sand tray
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Child safeguarding
  • Impacts of domestic abuse
  • What works when counselling those with autism and ADHD
  • Counselling with young carers
  • Working safely and effectively in online and telephone counselling

Other Helpful Experience

  • Supporting people from diverse communities and cultures pastorally and academically in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), in secondary schools and universities.
  • Supporting students with special educational needs.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Gender identity
  • Intercultural Issues - for culturally diverse groups or those with English as an additional language

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • £45per session
  • Reduced rates for trainee counsellors and refugees

Initial 30-minute exploratory session in person, by phone or online for £20, for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

When I work

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Further information

  • On site parking available
  • In person or online counselling
  • Payment by cash, card or bacs

South Norfolk & Bungay, NR35

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Online sessions offered

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom