I am an Integratively trained counsellor with experience of working therapeutically with adults, children and young people, and also as a supervisor.
As an Integrative Counsellor I work within a framework of Personal Construct Psychology, together with Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural models of counselling. "This approach recognises and values the connections, not always conscious, between a person's inner and outer experiences and the significance of their past in relation to their present. The therapeutic potential of the relationship between myself and the client as we work together, can enable you to look at how you relate to yourself and how you relate to others." Being integratively trained means that I have a wide knowledge of different counselling theories, which I can use and adapt to suit clients
I am trained and experienced in working with children and adolescents and with parents concerned about their children, whether they are newborns or teenagers. I work within a variety of child centred interventions, always being mindful of the child's history, their attachment style and developmental stages. I am also happy to see parents on their own to help them think about their children's needs and difficulties or the stresses they are experiencing as parents.
I offer supervision to counsellors and other practitioners who offer therapeutic support to both adult clients and children and young people.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications:
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Diploma in Supervision
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1
Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (foundation)
Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) Level 1.
Registered as an independent practitioner with UKRCP
I am an experienced supervisor, counselling practitioner and trainer, having worked in charitable and social care settings including with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Falkirk & District Association for Mental Health and within the NHS.
I also practice within the child care system, working systemically to support professionals around the child. I run groups, offer consultations, carer and child work, and develop and deliver trainings for social work staff and foster carers with the aim of helping understand behaviours and create attachment between the child and the carer.
I have established and delivered a secondary school counselling service since 2007.
I have been on the Executive Committee of the BACP Children, Young People and Families Division since 2010, and served as the Deputy Chair from 2012-2018.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling: £40 per hour
Supervision: £45 per hour/trainees £40 per hour/Organisations: £50 per hour
Training: Please enquire
I subscribe to The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a membership organisation that provides a framework for the training and accreditation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the UK.
BACP has developed a Code of Ethics and Professional Practice for its member-practitioners which I abide to. I am committed to anti-discriminatory practice and welcome clients from all backgrounds, cultures and sexualities.