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About me

Life does not always go according to plan; whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or a life event is impacting you from doing things you want to, I will offer you a safe, empathic and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to promote greater self-awareness. Here you can explore and start to understand the issues that have led you to counselling.

As a qualified, BACP registered, Humanistic Counsellor, specialising in Transactional Analysis, I recognise the uniqueness of every individual and believe that whilst our experiences shape us, we all have the potential to overcome difficulties through personal growth and healing. My person-centred approach means that I strive to build a collaborative and trusting relationship, allowing you to talk freely and focus on what is important to you.

It's important for you to find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with, which is why I offer a no-obligation, free, initial session of up to 30 minutes, by phone or online, to discuss your requirements, ask questions and decide if my style of working is right for you. This is also an assessment process to see if I am able to help you with your concerns.

I currently have availability for counselling in person, online or over the telephone.

I work with adults over 18 years and offer both short-term and open ended work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Humanistic Counsellor based on Transactional Analysis and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Counselling Qualifications:

  • Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling, based on Transactional Analysis (BACP Accredited) – Distinction (Middlesex University)
  • TA101 Course (European Association for Transactional Analysis)      
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling      

Further training:

In addition to my qualifications, I am also committed to continued professional development and attend many training courses and workshops. I am a Registered Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I abide by their Professional Conduct and Ethical Framework. I have met the training requirements by completing accredited training and have been deemed a competent and ethical counsellor.

I have also undertaken Rainbow Map training; a tool which integrates the entire human system, both narrative and physical into therapy, to highlight trigger cycles and promote self-awareness.

My Experience:

Having spent over 30 years in the corporate world in a senior management post, I felt it was time for a change. I am fascinated with 'what makes us tick' and how the experiences we have can shape us and influence the life choices we make. This is why I embarked upon a career in counselling.

As Francis Bacon (1597) once so eloquently wrote 'knowledge is power'. I have personally found that developing greater self-awareness of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours provides a platform for change, self-development and the opportunity to reflect on our past and influence our future.

In addition to my private practice, I currently volunteer as a counsellor and assessor for a counselling charity who provide affordable counselling, supporting adults through short-term and long-term therapy.

I have also previously gained experience with a youth counselling charity in Basingstoke, providing mental health and emotional support to young people and a 6th form college, supporting students.

Professional Memberships held:

  • Registered Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Member, Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Life Fellow Member, Institute of Directors

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Individuals from £50

Free initial online session of up to 30 minutes

When I work

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Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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