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Reg. and Accred. MBACP RGN

About me

People seek counselling for different reasons. Difficulties from the past, painful experiences in the present or fears about the future can all hinder our ability to feel part of and enjoy life and find satisfaction.

If life is difficult at the moment and you would like to talk things through with someone who won't judge you, make assumptions or offer opinions, someone who is prepared to come alongside you and help you find a way through and out of your difficulties, then counselling may be for you.

In counselling you will be supported in expressing your emotions in your own way and finding your own solutions to your problems. The process of sorting out and untangling feelings and worries can enable you to see things with more clarity and empower you to make changes.

Counselling can also help you come to terms with and accept what cannot be changed.

But you don't have to have extensive problems to have counselling. You may just want to explore where you are at in your life, increase your self awareness and engage in personal growth.

I am an integrative Counsellor, which means I draw on a number of different counselling theories/approaches. This makes it easier to be flexible and work in a way that suits the individual. In counselling we will work together to find the right track for you.

At the very centre of the service I offer is a therapeutic relationship, which is based on respect, trust, confidentiality, equality and honesty.

I offer both short term and open ended therapy.

If any of what you have read here about counselling has captured your attention, I would be delighted to meet with you for an initial no obligation session. This would give you a chance to decide whether counselling is the right thing for you and whether you feel comfortable with me.

My practice is located in Fleet which is within easy reach of Farnham, Farnborough, Aldershot, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Odiham and Yateley.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP accredited Counsellor and a member of the BACP accredited voluntary register.

I am also registered with CMCS (Churches Ministerial Counselling Service)

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Certificate in Counselling Studies and Certificate in Counselling Skills. All awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

I attend regular training events/workshops to enhance my practice and continually seek to further my knowledge and skills.     

I have experience of working with both adults and young people (16-18 year olds).

I have extensive experience of working as a NHS Counsellor for Talk Plus.

My background is in general nursing. I have been an RGN for 20+ years and I am currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and work part time as a Practice Nurse at a local Health Centre.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am registered with Churches Ministerial Counselling Services and I am experienced in working with issues/struggles relating to faith and existential questions.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £45 per session in Fleet Monday to Friday. 




When I work

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Further information

Sessions take place on a weekly basis.

Each session lasts for 50 min. 

Fleet, Hants, GU51

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Danish