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MBACP Counselling Graduate Cert in Counselling. Accredited

About me

Are you feeling distressed, suffering with anxiety or depressed and don’t understand what’s going on in your life or just need someone safe to talk to about your counselling needs.  Then you can contact me for a chat to see if I'm the right counsellor for you, and if so, we can then book our first session at a time that suits us both.

I worked as a counsellor for Mind for four years, I have experience in couple counselling and my own personal awareness gives me a good intuitive ability.

I have learnt many different theories and viewpoints which gives me a whole range of tools that I can use for clients. With my degree in Psychology BSc (Hons) which gives me a good understanding of how humans work, and the belief in person-centred theory as my basis as I believe that we have our own answers, we just need help in clarifying and acquiring as much self-awareness as we can to enhance our wellbeing.  Sometimes that just means having the right conditions for someone to feel safe enough to talk without judgement or interruption. When we find ourselves bereft (the loss of people, jobs, dreams and time), we need comfort and a place to grieve.  Friends and family are a really good support, and it's helpful to have advice but we need to find a way of understanding ourselves and making our own choices.


Counselling isn’t about giving advice, it’s about promoting client’s potential, allowing someone to personally grow, I do this by using my personal knowledge and my many years of education in counselling and psychology.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychology Bsc (Hons) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling.   MBACP Accredited Counsellor.

I worked for MIND since 2016  to 2020 as a counsellor where I have learnt much about mental health and the pain and unhappiness that it can cause.

I am a down to earth, common sense therapist that uses all my knowledge to help my clients.  I have a degree in psychology Bsc (Hons) and a diploma in couple counselling and worked for Relate for five years.

I have counselled for Age UK and have worked for an Acquired Brain Injury Clinic for the NHS working as a Research Assistant. I worked for the NHS in a Rehabilitation for older people for their dietary requirement, all of which has given me a better understanding of physical and mental issues that people experience.

I also have a diploma in an integrative course with the core modality of person-centred with an understanding of Transnational Analysis and CBT.  As a counsellor I am continually adding to my knowledge with short courses on different subject such as EFT Emotional Freedom Technique and Mindfulness.  In September 2021 I have passed my BACP accreditation which means I have passed our governing body's competent and ethical standards for counselling.

I offer clients homework, only if you want to, such as writing and drawing specific to you.  This helps with people's self-awareness.  It's beneficial to use as many different mediums as possible if you are interested in expanding your awareness.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

  • £50 per 50 minute session. £35 for Counselling Students.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

To be arranged with the client. I can do some times during the day, evenings and Saturdays.

Chipperfield, Hertfordshire, WD4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

On Zoom and phone at the moment, therefore no face to face counselling available.

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp