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About me

Offering individual Counselling, individual therapy, Couple Counselling, Clinical Supervision & Mindfulness in Basingstoke.

I have 14 years of experience and specialise in depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. I work extensively with couples of any sexual orientation and family members that experience problems in communication.

I offer a low cost introductory session so we have an opportunity to see how we work together. Contact me to find out whether I can help.

Is Counselling for you?
Counselling help people to explore, unravel and deal with issues that affect their lives. These difficulties can be recent or long standing and may reveal themselves as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, relationship problems, substance abuse or physical illness.

What about Couple (Relationship) Counselling?
Relationship counselling is useful for all types of relationships: marriages, partnerships, friendships, family members, etherosexual and same-sex couples. Any couple or 2 people in a relationship could benefit from finding a safe environment where with professional facilitation they can approach difficult subjects and make changes.

The way I work
I am available to work short term or open ended with individuals, couples and small groups.
I work using a variety of approaches, depending on the individual client and type of issue.
As I am also a qualified Pharmacist I have a full understanding of drug treatments.

Mindfulness literally means "awareness", is related to meditation but is developing into a discipline on its own. Mindfulness practices focus the attention on the breath, the body and the thoughts and in this way we train our mind to stay in the present moment.

Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to our general health and resistance to stress. It relieves anxiety, depression and is even used to deal with chronic physical pain.

I teach Mindfulness Skills, either to enhance wellbeing or help coping with specific issues.
Contact me for more details.

Clinical Counselling Supervision

I offer individual Supervision (via video call or telephone) to trainees and qualified practitioners.

Confidentiality and Ethics
I abide by the BACP code of ethics and have regular supervision to ensure I work efficiently and respectfully with my clients.

All you say in the session is confidential. The only very rare cases in which we would have to discuss the possibility of involving any third parties would be in case of suicide, serious harm to others, acts of terrorism and summon by the court.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP approved diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analyisis
  • Diploma in therapeutic Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in TA Psychotherapy studies
  • various Counselling Skills certificates.
  • Diploma in Supervision.

I am trained to use mindfulness skills with clients, whether as part of their therapy or in small groups, for health, stress reduction and wellbeing.

I hold a BSc(Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology and I worked as Pharmacist for many years before becoming a therapist. I am member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). My experience as pharmacist informs my counselling practice as appropriate whenever clients take medications for mental or other health concerns.

I am BACP accredited counsellor and registered coach.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mindfulness Skills training

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From £55.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • 1 hour low cost introductory session £25 for individuals, £35 for couples.
  • 1 hour Standard session £55 for individuals.
  • 1 hour Couples session £70.

Workshops and Short Courses

  • Mindfulness prices - depending on the length and format of the course, please contact me for more information.

Enquiries welcome.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

daytime, weekend and evening appointments available

Further information

Can work in English or Italian.

120A Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8YW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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In person

I offer Clinical Supervision to students and qualified counsellors/psychotherapists in Basingstoke face to face, and online to any location.

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