BSc. Hons, Dip Counselling, MBACP Accred
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I am a very experienced, highly qualified BACP accredited counsellor with a special interest in helping young people and children. I am also able to offer DBT skills training which open my practice up to those with diagnosed mental health problems and difficulty regulating emotions.
I have recently trained with National Autistic Society to help people with ASD come to terms with their neurology and how being on “The Spectrum “ affects their mental health and well being. I now offer targeted therapy for the ever expanding number of individuals, and particularly young women, that are currently being assessed for ASD.
My years of experience have been gained through working in many different settings including, NHS, private health care provision, Employer Assisted Programs, The University of Winchester, schools, Charities (Mind and The Olive Branch, a Christian counselling service in Winchester and The Calm Centre, Harlow Essex). I have always also kept a busy private practice too, this allows clients total privacy and control over their own therapy. My central Winchester office is a quiet space where my clients come and look at how they have ended up feeling the way they do, and how their emotions impact the choices they make.
I can also offer a qualified, experienced children's counselling service. I work in a collaborative and creative way with young people using play and art to help with the stresses in young lives. Please contact me for details.
Please contact me for details.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons Biological Sciences;
Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling; Post Graduate certificate in counselling young People: The Linehan Institute Skills training in DBT:
Place2be volunteer training,
Children's emotional wellbeing,
Equine assisted therapy, Foundation level.
Trauma and addiction training,
Dissociative Disorder training.
Trauma and the body training.
Equine Assisted coaching diploma.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I currently work on the telephone, zoom, SKYPE and facetime. I can also work with people in their own home when personal circumstances make this necessary.
Concessions offered for
My charges are £60 per 50 minute session for individuals and £80 per 1 hr 15 min for couples.
When I work
Available Monday to Saturday day time, some evenings also available.
I have a current DBS certificate.