What do you want to change? How do you want things to be different? Together we can work towards helping you through your difficulties and finding a new way to cope with, and think about life.
In the safe, comfortable and confidential environment I offer, you can be free to explore your problems and establish a better way forward.
I work in an integrative way, which means that I use theory and techniques from different schools of counselling to form a unique way of working with each client. My way of working tries to ensure that the therapy fits the client, not the other way round.
I believe that central to all counselling is the relationship between the client and therapist, and this is the basis of our work together.
I also believe that our past can affect our present, so along with looking at issues in the here and now I also work with matters from childhood.
I am a member of the BACP and work to the BACP Ethical Framework and am committed to providing an ethical counselling practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- BA Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Approved)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory Levels 1,2,3
- Trauma & Recovery
- Short Term Solution Focused Therapy
- Drug Addiction
- Suicide & Self Harm
NHS Primary Care - Psychological Therapist and Clinical Supervisor
Royal Navy - Counsellor
Portsmouth Counselling Services - Counsellor
I have a private practice where I see individuals and couples for long and short term therapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Reduced fees are available subject to circumstances (students, low income etc)
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.