Professionalism and ethics
I attained my Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling (level 5) with Distinction in 2010, which qualified me to practise as a Counsellor. I have been working in private practice ever since.
In addition I hold..
Certificate in Rewind Technique
Certificate in Applied EFT
Diploma of Higher Education (level 5) in Antenatal Education (2010)
Certificate in Hypnosis for Childbirth from an RCM (Royal College of Midwives) accredited course (2012)
Qualified as Antenatal Teacher with NCT 1998, following 2 1/2 years' study and assessment
During the last 25 years I have attended numerous study days, conferences and short courses to ensure that my practice in all fields of my work is up-to-date, professional and ethical.
I am an accredited member of NCPS (National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society) and as such am listed on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register. I adhere to the NCPS code of ethical practice.
Counselling sessions are normally confidential. Counsellors are obliged to break this confidentiality in certain situations, for example where I believe you or another adult or child might be at risk of serious harm. I would always aim to speak to you first before sharing information with another, except in an emergency.
It is considered good practice for all counsellors to attend regular supervision sessions to talk about and seek guidance and greater clarity about their work. During supervision, clients are never identified by their full name and no client contact details are shared. Supervision assists and supports me to work professionally with you so that you benefit as much as possible from the counselling process. Supervisors are also bound by a code of ethics from their chosen professional body and have the same obligations to protect confidentiality and clients’ identities as I do.