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MA, MBACP & ACC (Accred)

About me

As well as counselling online Tuesdays to Thursdays, I now have some availability for face to face clients in Bournemouth (BH8) every 2 weeks on a Wednesday afternoon. 

People seek counselling for a variety of reasons.   When life is not working such as emotional pain, struggles of various kinds, childhood hurts, sexual, emotional, physical abuse, bullying, eating disorders anorexia, bulimia, overeating anxiety, fear, self-esteem, relationships, marriage etc. No problem is too small or big to bring to counselling.

The aim of counselling is for a counsellor to provide a safe place for you to process and share problems and difficulties confidentially and without judgement.  In counselling people often discover more about themselves, reflect and process their lives which leads to increased self-awareness, breakthroughs and healing.  I meet with people from different beliefs, backgrounds and walks of life. 

I am an integrative counsellor which means I apply different theories and training to the way I work.  Some of these theories are Gestalt, CBT, Attachment theory, inner child, creativity, Enneagram, Myers Briggs, Transactional Analysis, Internal Family Systems etc.  My training and experience help me to help you achieve your goal in counselling.  

I have been practising as a counsellor for about 18 years.  My qualifications include a BA Hons degree in counselling at Waverley Abbey College (Roehampton University).  I have recently graduated with an MA in counselling awarded by Middlesex University.

Fees: 1 to 1 counselling online is £60 per session.  Face to face counselling is £70 per session (the increased fee is due to rental costs).  Couples counselling is £80 per session.  I also have flexibility for lower-paying clients.  I receive regular supervision and keep the identity of clients confidential.  I offer a free phone or online meeting before the first session.

If you are interested please send an email or leave a message on my phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Work experience

Current..

Year leader, tutor and lecturer, BA Year 3 Waverley Abbey College counselling programme (awarding a DipHe, 8 years...current)

Supervision....I have experience with group and 1-1 supervision.

Waverley Abbey College alumni...I enjoy organising the yearly alumni gatherings. 

Previous experience

I delivered a 6-hour CPD online training for Waverley Abbey College in 2020 as a result of Covid-19 and the need to deliver counselling online.

Teaching counselling for CWR in Singapore and Cambodia.  Delivering in person training twice a year for four years.

Accreditation with British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).

Training

MA in Counselling (MATCP at Waverley Abbey College, September 2018-2021)

Supervision diploma (Waverley Abbey College)

Telephone & E-Counselling Skills Introduction Certificate - June 2019 (Online Training for Counsellors Ltd)

PODS training: Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery (07/15)

BA Hons Degree in Counselling awarded by Roehampton University (2013)
at Waverley Counselling Training Centre, Farnham, Surrey

Advanced Diploma in Counselling
September 2009 July 2010
Waverley Counselling Training Centre, Farnham, Surrey

Deep Release Counselling
May 2009
Level 1 Training
Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex

Diploma in Counselling
January 2008- December 2008 
Waverley Counselling Training Centre, Farnham, Surrey

Eating Disorders
14th June 2007
Waverley Counselling Training Centre, Farnham, Surrey

Anger Management Identifying Triggers & Changing Responses
14th June 2005
Waverley Counselling Training Centre, Farnham, Surrey

Certificate in Counselling
January 2003-June 2004 
Waverley Counselling Training Centre, Farnham, Surrey

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Association for Christian Counsellors

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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Association for Christian Counsellors

Fees

From £60.00 to £80.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

I charge £60 for individual counselling online and £65 per session face to face and £80 per couple session. and I allow for a number of lower-paying clients.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

Online

I have a diploma in supervision and I have been working as a supervisor for a number of years.

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