I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor offering face to face counselling for individuals, couples and families in the Basingstoke and surrounding area.
You may feel lost, alone, depressed, anxious, going through a difficult time in your life and not sure which way to turn or cannot see a way out of your problems, talking to a counsellor could help.
I have been practising in both work-based and private practice for 17 years. During this time I have worked for large companies and worked as a volunteer counsellor for both Cruse Bereavement Care and now weekly for a local Cancer Charity - The Pink Place.
My aim is to work effectively with you regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, beliefs, nationality or culture. I will listen carefully to whatever you have to say in a non-judgemental way and will undertake to provide you with a safe environment in which to explore your issues, emotions and experiences, at a pace which is right for you.
At the end of each session, we will review what has been said and any actions which need to be taken.
I will value and trust in your ability to make the most of your potential and will offer my understanding to all your difficulties and offer genuine responses to everything you have to say in strict confidence.
Depending on the number of counselling sessions you have, I will review regularly the progress you have made to ascertain if further sessions are necessary.
I use an integrated approach to my counselling which allows me to utilise various disciplines of counselling. In some cases, I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BSCP) and am bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice.
I offer short and long-term counselling to suit the clients needs.
Accredited register membership
Training, qualifications & experience
Originally trained with Cruse Bereavement Care 18 years ago
Child Bereavement Care
Worked with Cruse Bereavement Care for 12 years and am currently working for a local Cancer Charity.
I have worked for large International Companies including a large Supermarket Distribution Centre in their HR Departments with special responsibility for those suffering from Depression, Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, together with the long-term sick assisting them to stay in work and or return to work quickly.
In my private practice, I work with a wide range of issues, working with both adults and children.
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
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
Initial 90-minute consultation £50. This gives us the opportunity to meet and discuss, each subsequent session is £35 for 50 minutes.
Couple and family initial 90-minute consultation - £65
Choosing the right counsellor is an important decision and they have to be right for you and have the necessary experience to help you with your issues. It is important to feel at ease with your counsellor so that you can have the necessary degree of trust to enable you to talk openly about the things that are deeply personal to you.
That is why I feel it is important to have an initial extended consultation lasting 90 minutes, as that will give you the opportunity to talk about what is leading you to counselling and discuss how you might benefit from it. During this time, we can discuss how the sessions progress and what you can expect from me. We will also discuss whether you need short intervention therapy or if your problems are more deeply seated. If that is the case you may require further therapy which goes deeper into your issues.
Couple and Family sessions are £50 for 60 minutes
I offer a 10% discount for those in the Armed Forces and Students.
I offer concessions for those on a low income, please ask about this if it applies to you.
Fees are payable at each session by cash or cheque.
I offer both day and evening appointment can weekend appointments by arrangement.