There comes a time in our lives where we may feel low/stuck, distressed, anxious, confused or perhaps reached a turning point as a result of a major change, for example, a relationship breakdown, bereavement or redundancy. If you are faced with these or any other similar issues or perhaps the challenge you are dealing with doesn’t match the support levels you may or may not have in your daily life, then counselling could be a place for you to explore your options in an environment that is supportive, accepting and non-judgemental.
I am an experienced counsellor working with both adults and young people aged 11 and above across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, abuse, PTSD. I will offer you a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your issues.
My aim is to help you help yourself; together, we will work on recognising your life patterns of relating and their impact on the circumstances that have brought you to seek counselling. I believe that with this awareness, you can begin to access a wider range of options that will enable you to make appropriate changes.
My level of training means that I have gained a depth of reflection and understanding that is evident in my work. As a relational counsellor, I aspire to work with you to create a strong therapeutic relationship which I believe is central to accomplishing your intended goals.
I offer a free initial half an hour session without any further commitment for you to see whether you would be comfortable working with me and I can answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc in Reflective Therapeutic Practice (Metanoia Institute)
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
- TA 101
I am committed to Continued Professional Development to keep my knowledge up to date through attending courses, workshops and reading widely. I attend clinical supervision on a regular basis.
I have previously worked as a school counsellor, an assessment counsellor and volunteered for a youth counselling service.
I am experienced in working with adults from different cultural backgrounds across a wide range of issues.
I run a small private practice from my home.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Initial Introductory Session- 30 minutes Free of Charge with no obligation.
Subsequent Sessions- £50 for a 50 minute session.
I have some concessions available- Please enquire for further information.
When I work
I currently have a long waiting list for evening sessions.
Free Introductory Session
I feel that establishing a good therapeutic relationship is central to successful therapy. In light of this, it is important for you to find the right therapist for you. This session will allow us to meet, for me to answer any questions you may have and talk about the probability of us working together.
If you would like any further information, I would be happy for you to contact me via telephone or email.
I am located near Greenham Common, approximately 1 mile from Newbury Town Centre. I have parking on site, free of charge. Alternatively, bus routes are available.