I have been working within the field of mental health for over 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience.
I have a strong background in mental health including both crisis teams, community and inpatient settings.
I am an experienced CPCAB tutor to level 4 qualification, and the Associate Director of the ‘Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Network’.
I have sound experience of HMP's and immigration detention, management of CQC registered community homes and adult nursing.
My counselling training consists of -
- MSc. (Master of Science) Degree in Counselling (University of Northampton)
- CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Supervision
- CPCAB Level 3
- CPCAB Level 2
- Transactional Analysis - The Berne Institute
- Animal Assisted Therapy - HumAnima CIC
I currently work within a busy full time private practice alongside working as a ‘Specialist Women’s Counsellor’ at Northampton General Hospital, and can offer supervision to both student and qualified counsellors. I also supervise health, social care and wellbeing professionals, and managers of these.
I enjoy working with a collaborative and supportive approach, and you will find me both approachable and non-judgemental in our relationship.
I practice from the Clarkson model of Integrative theory, but have a good understanding of other Integrative approaches.
Additional to supervising client work, I am able to offer support with -
- Setting up in private practice
- BACP certificate of proficiency
- CPCAB student counsellors support
- Report writing
- Organisational systems and procedural consultation.
Fees are £60 per hour, and £80 for 90 minutes.
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.