I am an Integrative BACP Accredited Counsellor so adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have 20 years counselling experience working with both adults and young people and work with ages 16 and above in my private practice.
I offer a confidential service and work with individuals and couples on both a long and short term basis.
I am also a qualified supervisor and offer supervision of clinical practice for both qualified counsellors/psychotherapists and trainees.
Training, qualifications & experience
My main Qualifications in Counselling are:
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
BA ( Hons) Integrative Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in CBT
WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
WPF Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
I also have many more qualifications that I have gained undertaking shorter trainings in specialist counselling subjects for continued professional development.
I have worked as a counsellor in schools, colleges(Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke), a generalist counselling service (Basingstoke counselling service), a work based counselling service for employees (Hampshire County Council) and in private practice. I am also an experienced trainer in counselling and a supervisor.
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
Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis and are 60mins in duration for which I charge a fee of £45 for individuals and £60 for couples.
Concessions are available in some circumstances.
Supervision sessions are also 60mins in duration for which I charge a fee of £50.
I offer both day and evening appointments.