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MBACP Accredited
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About me

I am a qualified Counsellor and an Accredited Member of the BACP able to offer counselling across Dorset, currently offering appointments in Dorchester, Wimborne.

I specialise in addiction with over 16 years experience in this field, and can offer both short and long term sessions depending on your individual circumstances/preferences or needs. Counselling can help you improve your confidence by giving you the opportunity to speak freely and openly in a safe and non judgemental environment. In our sessions, we will look to develop your self awareness, leading to a greater understanding and acceptance of what may be challenging situations in life and help you find your own solutions.

Although the foundations of my working practice is Person Centred, with my integrative training I also draw upon some of the following:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focus

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)
  • SMART Recovery Facilitator
  • Trained Mediator
  • Strengthening Families Programme Facilitator
  • Group Therapy Facilitator
  • TA 101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis

I have worked in the field of addiction for 16 years. During this time I have also worked in a G.P practice counselling and as a Counsellor at a Mental Health outreach project based in Somerset.

As well as addiction I offer counselling for issues such as:

Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low self esteem, Anger management, Passive Aggressive behaviour, and confidence building.

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session

Additional information

60 minute Counselling session £45.00

Payment can be made at the beginning of each session or in advance.

When I work

Daytime, Evening and Saturday appointments.

8 Prince Of Wales Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1PW

41C East Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Dorchester venue