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About me

I am a retired NHS doctor who has been working now as a professional qualified Counsellor for 6 years. I work around Hants/Dorset border for F2F clients based in therapy rooms at Highcliffe and also do home visits to select clients. I also have extensive experience with counselling sessions via telephone or online with clients nationally.

I offer help to clients with psychological issues related to anxiety, stress and depression with a special interest in bereavement and health related conditions such as health anxiety,  stress working in the NHS, chronic and terminal illness. I offer a unique blend of medical knowledge combined with an ability to empathise with your emotional and possible physical pain. Offering my knowledge and ability to explore and explain to you the connection between mind and body.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBBS London 1986
  • Dip Hyp CS 2013
  • Dip CS 2014
  • Ad Dip PC level 4 2016
  • Ad prof Dip PC level 5 2018
  • NCS Advanced specialist status in Bereavement support 2016
  • MNCS accred member since 2017
  • MBACP since cert of Proficiency 2019
  • 6 years experience in client work with more than 450 hours
  • 3 years experience with Cruse bereavement care
  • Particular experience in asbestosis related health issues and related bereavements working as a counsellor for HASAG charity

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

  • Free 20 min tel or online initial assessment
  • £55 F2F per counselling hour
  • £45 tel and online sessions

When I work

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Further information

I offer an empathetic, non judgemental, supportive, 'safe space' to listen to your concerns. I aim to help you understand why your brain is reacting as it is and try to explore solutions with you to overcome any challenges that you may be facing right now.  I can also help provide the motivation you need to make the changes you want to make, and give you hope for a better future.

Extensive bereavement experience has given me a profound understanding of the devastating effect losing a loved one can have on our lives. When you no longer feel you can burden your nearest and dearest with your persistent pain I offer the time to listen to you further regarding your loss. We can explore how you can get through each day and help you find ways to continue the bonds with your loved ones and begin your journey to integrate them into your life going forward in a healthy way.

Christchurch, Hampshire, BH23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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