I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, who is a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I offer short and long term therapy for Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
As well as working from a very private and confidential office, I can come to your home for 'home visits', or can do walk and talk from a location of your choice.
In addition to my private practice I have a wealth of experience of working with children/young adults 11-25 years old.
During the initial enquiry you will you will have an opportunity to ask me anything that you are not sure about. We can explore whether we can develop a working relationship, and whether you can feel comfortable and safe to work with me.
First session consists of assessment and setting goals for therapy and agreeing on best times and dates for future sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Four years as a voluntary counsellor working with 11-25 year olds.
Basic counselling skills 1, 2 and 3.
Diploma Humanistic/Gestalt counselling.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Children/young people.
- Domestic abuse/violence.
Sessions are generally held weekly at a fee of £50.00.
£45.00 for a block booking of six sessions and £40.00 for a block booking of ten sessions.
Couples counselling is £65.00 for a one hour session.
Skype/telephone sessions £40.00.
I also offer a limited number of concession spaces depending on availability.