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 currently work as a school counsellor and as an assessment counsellor for a youth counselling service. I also volunteer at a local counselling service for young people.
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 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Introductory Session- 30minutes Free of Charge with no obligation
Subsequent Sessions- £45 for a 50minute session
I have some concessions available- Please enquire for further information
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 Park House School, approximately 2miles from Newbury Town Centre. I have parking on site, free of charge. Alternatively, bus routes are available.