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Registered MBACP (accred) - Adults and Couples

About me

Tomorrow does not have to be the same as yesterday!

As an experienced counsellor and as an accredited member of BACP I offer you a confidential, safe and supportive space in which you can explore, understand grow and change.

What is counselling?

Counselling is talking. As a counsellor I listen and I do not judge you.

I believe that change can occur when we begin to explore and understand the power of our subconscious needs which are perhaps influenced by our earliest experiences. So this is about feelings - your feelings; it is also curiosity - 'why do I feel like this'? Working with your counsellor is a way to find answers to this question. Those answers can lead you to changes.

Counselling and Transformation

As a counsellor I find there are a whole range of theories to draw on - finding the right 'tools' to help you - so that you can find your own answers!

Celebrating difference

As an experienced counsellor I am aware that we all have different needs so my relationship with each one of you will depend on the relationship we create between us. I believe that this 'therapeutic relationship' or simply if we are able to relate with trust then this relationship is capable of creating a space for change so that tomorrow does not have to be a repetition of yesterday.

And the first step is for us to talk so that we can discuss your needs. Please call me on  07759 278 220 - 01420 587 417 or send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2003 INLPTA Diploma in NLP
  • 2006 WPF Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • 2009 WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • 2011 BACP Accreditation
  • 2011 UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor

Further training

Short term counselling
Introduction to CBT
2012 Couples Counselling

I have studied Buddhism for many years and for some people meditation and mindfulness can be very helpful.

From 2006 -2016 I worked at Basingstoke Counselling Service.

I also spent two years with Petersfield Counselling Service.

2012 Primary Care in the NHS in Hampshire

I now work solely from my home in Farringdon in Hampshire and for the duration of this global crisis I work on line either using video or audio.

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

Fees

Additional information

 
My fees are £40 per session but this can be negotiated for people on lower incomes.

I charge £50 for couples counelling.

When I work

Weekdays 8.30 am until 8.30 pm Weekends by arrangement.

Further information

What Next?
The first step is for us to meet.
Choosing a counsellor is both important and personal. You would need to tell me what you want and what you are looking for in a counsellor. And I would need to let you know if I think I can be of help to you.

I work with adults over the age of 18 individually on a short term, time limited basis or on an open ended long term basis. I also work with couples.

The counselling sessions are for 50 minutes weekly. For more information please look at my web site or contact me email or phone. Couples counselling sessions are 60 minutes

I work on line either Zoom or Doxy.me some clients prefer FaceTime and some prefer audio or phone

Upper Farringdon, Alton, Hampshire, GU34

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Due to Covid-19 - our need to keep to social distancing I am working either on line by audio or video link or by phone. I use Doxy.me, Zoom, Face time. Working by video is both a powerful and effective method of communicating - so help is still available.