If you are looking for a professional therapist who will work along side you and respect you and what you are bringing to your counselling sessions then I may be able to help you to make that first step. I have been qualified for over 20 years and have worked for the NHS and have worked as a therapist in Educational Establishments. In additional I was Clinical Manager, supervising counsellors for an Employee Assistance Programme. I provide professional care and support to individuals, couples, adolescents and children.
Most people come to counselling feeling anxious and some make the first nerve wracking step, thinking it is not going to work. Working within the BACP framework, one of my aims is to help you to feel safe straight away. Clients have told me in the past, that this started when they telephoned me before they had decided to reserve a session. I also work as honestly as I know how and use my sense of humour too! I offer short term, solution focussed therapy and longer term therapy and also telephone counselling. In addition I offer support and debriefing to organisations and individuals who have experienced a critical incident or trauma.
One of my aims is to help you to find a way forward and to explore options on an issue or issues that you may have been thinking about for some time. I do this in a confidential environment which gives you the opportunity to explore and for you to say what you have been thinking and move forward.
I am a Supervisor and offer supervision to counselling students, groups, qualified counsellors, health care practitioners and to individuals and groups working in education and organisations.
I have a DBS Full Enhanced Check.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling 1996.
- Institute of Group Analysis, London.
- Supervision course in Skills and Theory, Winchester.
- Head of Student and Staff Counselling Service.
- Pupil Counsellor.
- Clinical Manager for Employee Assistance Programme.
- Dorset NHS Trust.
- Southampton NHS Trust.
- Dorset County Council.
- Relate Dorset.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|