Experienced counsellor offering Online and Telephone Counselling.
At this time I am offering Online Counselling predominantly via Video Chat (Zoom) but also the options of E-mail or Text Chat as well as a Telephone Service.
I am not currently offering face to face sessions but will review this as soon as circumstances change.
I am experienced and comfortable in working in an online capacity having qualified as an online counsellor in 2012 and worked extensively in this way since then. This has included setting up the Online Counselling Service whilst working at University of Winchester.
I am passionate about working with individuals and in building a meaningful relationship from which you can explore the issues that may be causing you difficulty at this point in your life. My belief is that every person is capable of making changes in their lives, through understanding, new awareness and personal exploration/development.
My life experience, both professionally and personally, provides me with a unique and balanced perspective and I aim to provide a confidential, safe and caring approach in meeting your individual needs.
I have experience of a wide variety of issues including, depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma , relationship issues, bereavement, addictions, self esteem and domestic violence.
Please feel free to contact me whatever your needs may be, either by telephone or email. We can then discuss your counselling options in more detail. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Qualitfying Certificate in Adolescent Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling Skills
- DIP/HE Gestalt and Humanistic Counselling (Distinction)
- ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Basic Counselling Skills– Level 2
My core theoretical approach is Humanistic and Gestalt.
I also have experience of comparative approaches and utilise these within my practice dependent on need.
I have received training in specific client groups such as young people, mental health issues, disability, loss and grief and sexual and domestic abuse.
I feel it is important to continue to develop my professional experience and skills and I make use of further training opportunities to achieve this.
My clients needs are at the centre of the way in which I work and I provide an adaptable and flexible approach to my practice. I am able to work on a short term or long term basis dependent on individual needs.
Until recently I provided counselling within the voluntary sector with a charitable organisation in Winchester working with young people in the 11- 25 age range. This included working as a counsellor at a secondary school. I was also able to adapt my practice here utilising walk and talk therapy with young people.
I have also provided counselling to students within a higher education establishment, working as part of a wellbeing team.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also open to and have experience of providing eco therapy also known as 'walk and talk' therapy which takes place outside. This utilises nature and the opportunity to work outside of a closed environment bringing a different or alternative approach to the counselling work.
£45.00 per session
My Fee is £45.00 per session whether online or face to face.
Payment options - BACS
All sessions whether online or face to face are 60 minutes in duration.
Please contact via telephone or email to discuss your personal needs.
I am a Registered Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and use their ethical code of practice as a framework for my work.
My counselling work is fully Supervised.
I have Personal / Professional Liability Insurance and am registered with the Information Comissioner for Data Protection.
I am trained in Safeguarding and DBS compliant.