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MBACP. Trauma Informed Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

About me

I am a Trauma Informed BACP registered counsellor working in Harlington within easy access of Flitwick,  Ampthill and Dunstable.  I work with Adults and also young people. (age 11+)

Life is full of experiences and events that can bring challenges, feelings of sadness, and confusion to life. It is often the case that you may not even know why you are feeling anxious, low, or depressed. Much of my work with clients is structured around managing and overcoming Anxiety.  The physical symptoms of Anxiety can be so debilitating that they stop you from living life and being around other people. Overthinking and intrusive thoughts can become unmanageable, but it is so possible to find a way through this distress. Finding a counsellor particularly when we are distressed, can be daunting, and often we can be put off by the commitment in terms of time, money and the prospect of talking about really upsetting and challenging things. Counselling can help though, to find a way through these difficult times. Together we explore experiences, thoughts, and feelings providing clarity and awareness to make some sense of the things that have happened or the difficulties you are facing that are preventing you from living life in the way that you would like.

I provide a compassionate, confidential, non-judgemental space for clients to explore how they are feeling. As an Integrative Humanistic counsellor I am able to draw on variety of ways in which to work with clients to best support them through their difficulties. I am also a qualified Breathwork coach and can, when appropriate use Breathwork and mindfulness to support our work together.

I have extensive experience with adults and young people from age 11,  in a school setting, a Mental Health Charity and also within a GP practice.

I have over 20 years of experience prior to training as a therapist working with young people in a supportive environment providing 1:1 and group support.

If you would like to see how I might be able to help you or your child you can either visit my website or email/call me to arrange an initial meeting with me. This will take place in my therapy room and will last for 1 hour. It is a chance for you to tell me your story and for us to get a sense of each other and how we could work together. If you wish to proceed we would then discuss taking the next steps.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am also a Qualified Breath Work Coach                                                                    BACP Competencies for working with Children and Young People.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Humanistic Counselling
Level 3 In Counselling Studies
Level 2 in Counselling skills
City In Guilds Train the Trainer
BA Hons in Social Policy

I am also a Public Health England Mental Health Trainer.

Some of my additional training include                                                                    Working with Self-Harm
Wellbeing for life
Working at Relational Depth
Peer Support facilitation
Working in Groups
Suicide prevention
Living with Psychosis
Hoarding and OCD

Working with clients over 6 years with over 1000 hours of clinical practice.

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.

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 a session.

When I work

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Afternoon
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I offer flexible sessions, including evenings and weekends. Face to face, online and telephone sessions are available in additional to Walk and Talk Therapy

Harlington, Bedfordshire, LU5

Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations