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BA Hons Dip Counsellor and Supervisor

About me

I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor who has a range of experience from working with children and young people to adults ranging from 18-60+. I provide a safe environment where you can come and explore any issues or feelings you have, without the fear of being judged or told what to do. I believe we all have the tools to solve our own problems or at least find some acceptance around them; sometimes things are just too hazy and jumbled to see clearly.

In my own experience I have found that having the space to explore what is going on with another human being outside your personal life can work wonders. I am not saying I can 'fix' something that has happened in the past or tell you what to do in a certain situation. What I can do is hopefully provide you with some needed support and build a relationship based on trust and understanding allowing you to work through any problems you may be experiencing.

My training is Humanistic Integrative and I use person-centred, Gestalt, TA and CBT. I work with clients who have a range of issues from minor through to more complex issues. I feel that every client is different and therefore would tailor our sessions to best suit your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Counselling skills Level 2
CPCAB Counselling studies Level 3
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CPCAB Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 5

CPCAB Supervision Level 6

Gamcare counselling, Supervision and  training (specialist work with gambling addiction)

"Working with young people" stage 1 introduction to counselling YP (from the BACP Counselling UP training curriculum (11-18 years)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial Assessment fee- £40 for 50 minute session

50 minute session -£50

Couples- £65 for 1 hr and a half session

Reduced rate for students studying Level 4 Diploma in Counselling-£35 for 50 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible week days and evenings.

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1

Options Counselling, 52a Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9DZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person

I am a qualified and experienced Supervisor who has a very restorative approach to supervision.

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