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MA, PG Dip.Psych, MBACP (Accred)

About me

I am a BACP registered relational, integrative psychotherapist with over 25 years of therapeutic experience. I offer free half hour "get to know you" sessions and work with a very wide wide range of people so if you are not sure if I am right for you, please do call and have a chat. Whilst my client base is varied, my specialist interest is working with professionals in law, policing, social work , health and allied professions whose day to day work brings them into contact with very difficult material. This work can make us vulnerable to vicarious and secondary trauma and I am passionate about combatting this in my therapy sessions but also in workplace wellbeing services.

Therapy with me will often feel like a conversation, but it is a conversation in which I will question and often provide feedback and perspective, whilst encouraging you to develop your own hypotheses and insights. I believe that you are the expert in your experience and I act as a guide in developing a deeper understanding of yourself and some of your experiences of the world.

My therapeutic style is integrative and relational, combining a holistic approach with evidence-based practice, that is treatment that is backed by scientific evidence.

The holistic approach, incorporates all aspects of yourself. Your emotional aspects, attitudes and beliefs (mental), physical manifestations of struggles (body), and spiritual aspects (what gives you hope, meaning and purpose). Any or all may be addressed in the therapy process. Because I am not bound by one theoretical discipline, I may also draw on wider culture, bio- social-medical science, art and literature in my practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Grad, Diploma in Psychotherapy

MA Education (Social Work)

Practice Education certificates 1 & 2

Master Practitioner in NLP

Life Coaching Certificate

Business Coaching Certificate

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Diploma in Social Work

Post Grad Diploma in Manangement Studies

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

I work with a variety of clients and have particular experience with professional clients who may have experienced vicarious trauma or who have jobs that bring them into contact with distressing and difficult material, for examine, criminal and family lawyers, police, health, social work, paramedics and allied professionals.

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

£55 per session for block booked sessions

£100 per session for one off coaching or safeguarding supervision sessions for professionals

Price upon request for organisations looking to provide a wellbeing service

When I work

 I am currently conducting sessions online or on the telephone.

Further information

I would always encourage anyone looking for a therapist to call or arrange a session to see how you feel with the practitioner. Please feel reassured that I would expect you to do this and you would be under no obligation to go ahead with sessions. This first contact would of course, be free of charge.

Huddersfield, HD8

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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