I am a veteran, serving ten years with HM Royal Marines on operations all over the globe. Since leaving the forces, I was employed in the middle east, Europe and the US both in the security and super yacht industry. I am currently employed by a UK Fire & Rescue Service as an operational manager, lead trainer and mental health specialist.
Throughout my employment experiences, I have always taken a keen interest supporting and promoting the mental health of men and women and acknowledge the lack of support offered to individuals. I believe there is a huge shift and progress towards the stigmas that still exist surrounding mental health, predominantly with male clients. Although things are changing, I still believe there is more that can be done in order to help those that need it.
I specialise in working with the Armed Forces, Emergency Services, veterans and those struggling to work through trauma and other mental health issues. I work in a humanistic integrative approach, which means I integrate a range of different therapeutic models, including CBT, provide a confidential, professional and bespoke service to people from all walks of life and back-grounds. Peoplewho are struggling with everything from complex trauma, anxiety and depression to finding the adjustment to civilian life difficult.
I am based in Christchurch, Dorset and offer face to face, telephone and video call(web) sessions. Prices are assessed and can be negotiated on an individual basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified humanistic integrative and CBT therapist. I integrate different therapeutic models to create a safe, professional, confidential and bespoke service to suit my clients' individual needs and requirements.
- CPCAB Level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Therapy
- CPCAB Level 5 Cognitive Behavioural therapy
- TRIM(Trauma Risk Manager) Assessor. Fire & Rescue Service
- MIND Blue Light Mental Health associate. Fire & Rescue Service
- Individual registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework
- Undergo regular professional supervision and CPD.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- 1st Consultation of 30-35 mins - £20 (Non negotiable)
- Further sessions priced at - £45 (per 50-55min session)
- Session prices can be negotiated on a individual basis
- Discounts available for Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Veterans and NHS Staff (Proof of ID maybe requested)