The most important thing when choosing a counsellor (apart from making sure they are adequately qualified and registered) is to choose someone you feel comfortable with. Someone who 'gets' you. Because if you don't feel comfortable, you won't feel safe enough to talk honestly and trust them with your story, and then your therapy won't be effective.
So if you're looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist in the Lincoln area, let me introduce myself.
Here's a little about me, along with some of my qualifications and registrations.
I've been in the business of helping people for a long time, so training to be a counsellor seemed the obvious choice for me.
I have been a practicing counsellor since 2005, and I have seen hundreds of different people with hundreds of different issues.
It's not unusual to feel nervous before you come to counselling for the first time, so don't worry if you do. I've experienced counselling myself, and despite knowing it was a really positive step to take, I remember only too well the anxiety I experienced.
In the words of Susan Jeffers 'Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway'!
I am, and I suspect I always shall be, very passionate about counselling
Qualifications And Registrations
The Professional Standards Authority accredit a voluntary register of counsellors and psychotherapists. In order to be accredited, organisations that hold voluntary registers must prove that they meet the demanding standards set out by the PSA.
This is done to improve standards of counselling and psychotherapy for the benefit of the public, and so you can choose to use people that have been independently assessed and approved. Registrants must meet high professional standards which enhances safety and ensures a high quality service is delivered.
Only registers that we have accredited are allowed to use the accreditation mark.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is the governing body for counselling and psychotherapy.
As a Member of BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein. I also adhere to their recommendations for regular supervision.
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I founded the Lincoln Counsellors Network in March 2013
Lincoln Counsellors Network is an informal group of counsellors and supervisors who meet to explore ideas and develop both their counselling and business skills through sharing.
The meeting consists of a guest speaker or guided discussion, and counts towards your CPD.
All counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors are very welcome – employed, self employed, volunteer or student.
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