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About me

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.

COVID-19 update:

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

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Additional information

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.


When I work

Evening appointments only.

Further information

Please feel free to contact me by email if you have any queries about how counselling may be of benefit.

Lordswood, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

French