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Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling, MBACP

About me

Thank you for taking the time to view my profile.  I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor offering short-term and open-ended counselling and psychotherapy within an inclusive practice which supports and affirms cultural and identity diversity.   A safe, non-judgemental, confidential space for you to "come and be as you are".  Somewhere for you to explore whatever is troubling you and prompted you to consider therapy.

I believe everyone has value and worth and deserves to be treated equally and fairly with dignity and respect. That's why the therapy I offer is grounded in "OKness" achieved through a relationship of empathic, trusting and respectful connection. In my experience to feel connected to another person, perhaps for the very first time, is to feel seen, heard and understood. A chance to (re)connect to a more authentic self and a freer way of living and being.

Getting in touch

If you would like to know a little more about me and how I practice, then please do call, send me an email, or visit my website. I offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation as a chance for you to tell me a little about yourself and what you might want from therapy.  An opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and experience how it might feel for us to work together.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute where I am working towards completion of a Masters (MSc) and Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) qualification.

I have always been drawn to the stories we tell each other and those we tell ourselves, to what connects us and what keeps us apart. Therapy can be a way to make sense of our stories and the experiences that shape and influence us. The thoughts, feelings and behaviours that keep us stuck and no longer serve us.

I have experience of working with a wide range of emotional and relational issues in both NHS and charitable settings and a particular interest in questions of identity.  How do we experience sameness and difference; our own and each other's? How does our sense of who we are impact our relationships; those we have with others and the relationship we have with ourselves? 

Professional Memberships  

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I abide by their respective ethical codes.

  • Full DBS certificate
  • Registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
  • Public liability insurance 

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation as an opportunity to discuss what you might be looking for from therapy. A chance for us to find out a little more about each other and for you to get a feel for how I work and what it might be like for us to work together. 

When I work

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My availability frequently changes. I am currently working online via Zoom and will have availability for face-to-face sessions opening up.  

Milton Keynes, MK4

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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