As a counsellor my aim, simply, is to help my clients move towards a more fulfilling life. So many situations and relationships may cause a client to feel stuck, under-valued, helpless or unsure but I believe that talking through our issues in a supportive and confidential environment can help each of us identify our problems and work towards acceptance and resolution.
I see clients face-to-face in Southampton, and also offer Skype session for those who have difficulty in travelling, or who live out of the area.
I am currently conducting all my sessions via Skype or Zoom, and offer evening appointments only. I appreciate that for many people the current situation may be putting increased pressure on relationships, and anxiety and depression may be heightened. Although I would usually recommend at least 6 sessions of therapy to start with, at the present time you may feel that just a few sessions would be enough to help you refocus, so I am happy to look at very short-term work.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology from the Open University
Diploma in Counselling (BACP Accredited course) from the University of Southampton
Certificate in Life Coaching from Newcastle College
Registered member of the BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a qualified Life Coach, I am also happy to work with clients on their career and personal development.
My standard fee is £40.00 per 50-minute session.
Having been made redundant myself on several occasions in the past, I understand the anxieties surrounding the loss of work and the stability that represents. I am happy to negotiate rates for those in receipt of benefit following redundancy.
Please feel free to contact me by email if you have any queries about how counselling may be of benefit.