Quality Standards & Registration Bodies
I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor. I have worked within the Health and Social Care sector from being a young adult and I have over twenty-five years’ experience. I have a Bachelor of Science open honours degree and an Advanced Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma. I am an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing EMDR Practitioner, with the EMDR association UK & Europe. I am also an accredited Clearing Method Specialist with Shauna Quigley Wellness Seeker and The Clearing Method Founder.
I am accredited with the National Counselling Society (NSC), the National Hypnotherapy Society (NHS) and EMDR Association UK & Europe. I am a recognised counsellor with Healthcode’s Private Practice Register (PPR) and I have Provider Recognition with several private medical insurers such as Aviva, Bupa, priory and others. I have regular supervision and attend training and CPD events in line with my regulatory body NCS. I adhere to the National Counselling Society’s Code of Ethics and I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO.) to ensure and maintain confidentiality at all times in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The Counselling Process & How I Work
As a ‘Person-Centred & Integrative Counsellor’, I am able to include a variety of methods and models into my practice. My approach to working with each person as an individual is to be aware that one size does not fit all, and I treat every client with respect. The interventions and strategies I will use will be fully discussed with you, with the intention of keeping you at the centre of the process at all times. I will be guided by your awareness and understanding of your current situation, while adapting my approach to meet your needs.
My Goal and Purpose
Is to offer you the strategies and tools essential for you to heal and make the changes in your life. During our sessions I can support you to gain awareness and a deeper understanding of the issues you are faced with. This will help you gain new insight and perspective around your current situation. I offer education, empathy and understanding which you can apply to make positive change. I don’t tell clients what to do, I create opportunities to gain awareness and self-discovery. My therapeutic space is safe, free from judgement and will allow you to explore your emotions, feelings and inner world. I will adapt my treatment plans specific to your needs and agreed outcomes with you.
The Counsellor Role
Is to work with you focusing on your needs and the changes you want. It is to provide a safe and confidential service, to respect your sovereignty and individuality, actively listening to what you have to say and doing so with empathy and congruence. I won’t make judgements about your life choices or direct you on how to live your life, and I won’t share any of our discussions.