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MA MBACP (Accred) and Counselling Supervisor

About me

I am an experienced and fully qualified BACP accredited counsellor and counselling supervisor offering short term counselling and long term psychotherpy in Salisbury and Newbury.

We all experience times in our lives when we find things difficult to cope with. The first step in asking for help can feel daunting, but talking to someone can really help, you don't have to struggle alone. If you are at this point in your life then I am pleased that you have found me.

Each unique relationship that I have with my clients is extremely important to me. I offer a safe, compassionate and confidential space where you can feel valued, heard and understood. A space where you can grow, discover your true potential and learn to live your life more fully.

Together we can explore the changes you wish to make and move towards a greater acceptance of yourself and an embracing of your full potential. My approach is integrative meaning that I draw on a number of different models of counselling. My training has combined a study of both humanistic, psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

I have a long standing and deep interest in the practice of mindfulness. This informs the way I endeavour to live my life and the way I conduct my work as a counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the BACP and have worked in a number of counselling settings. My established private practice is based in Salisbury and Newbury. I am also one of the founder members of Salisbury Counselling and Psychotherapy and of Mindfulness Practice with my colleague Geraldine Breakwell.

I have worked as a Senior Counsellor at the University of Winchester and i provide counselling supervision to other professionals. I hold an MA in mindfulness based psychotherapeutic practice, an advanced diploma in psychodynamic counselling, an advanced diploma and post graduate certificate in counselling supervision and have undertaken further training in integrative and humanistic psychotherapy. I have also worked and trained as a bereavement counsellor with Cruse. More recently I have studied at Bangor University, where I have completed a thorough training in mindfulness and individual therapy and in teaching to both individuals and groups.  I recently completed my MA and Diploma in Core process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Panic attacks
Life crises and transitions
Low self esteem and confidence
Child related issues
Separation and divorce
Life transitions
Mens issues
Mid Life

Fees

Additional information

£60 per session.
Some consessions may be available, please ask when making contact.

When I work

I work full time in private practice. Appointments are available Monday to Friday. I also have a limited number of early evening sessions available.

Further information

As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling I am bound by their ethical framework (this can be viewed at www.bacp.co.uk)

I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision to other counselling professionals.

My Salisbury practice is based within the Cathedral Close, 2 mins walk from Salisbury city centre.

My Newbury practice is based at Frilsham Home Farm, a small private, self contained building with views out over the beautiful Berkshire countryside.

Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1

Bradfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person

I offer supervision to practising counsellors, psychotherapists and trainees who are seeking support in their work and a space where they can reflect on their practice.

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