Hello. My name is Bev and I am here to support you when life gets tough!
Individuals often seek support from a therapist when experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship difficulties or a significant loss. The loss may be of confidence, health, career or a close relationship.
Do you feel lost, fearful and unsure as to what to do next? As an experienced psychotherapist, I will help you find your way back to a self that feels more confident and in charge of your life going forward. As we work together, you will establish clearer thinking and emotional balance that brings about greater happiness.
The therapeutic strategies I apply to my work are tailored to your specific needs. I provide a confidential space where you can talk about anything that is bothering you. Unlike well meaning friends and family, I am not here to advise you, but to listen and facilitate you in finding a more confident you. You will have my unconditional support. You do not have to go it alone!
As an experienced psychotherapist working in private practice, I recommend having an initial session. This is a chance for us to meet and discuss briefly the issues you wish to explore. We can then decide if we would like to work together.
Please phone or email me if you'd like to know more, ask a question or book a session?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained as a secondary teacher and taught for sixteen years. I then did a three year training to become a psychotherapist. I was a student counselling manager in the further education sector for seventeen years before moving into private practice.
I now work as an accredited therapist, mentor and trainer and have over 20 years experience in this field.
- Diploma in psychotherapy - UKCP accredited
- B.Ed degree
- Training in mindfulness for stress, anxiety and depression
- Certificate lifespan integration(Level 2)
- Master in NLP
- Safeguarding training level 3
- EMDR level 1
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Currently with the COVID 19 situation I am seeing clients online using Zoom or FaceTime.
In the Spring I hope to resume seeing clients face to face in my dedicated therapy room. I am within easy reach of Portsmouth and Chichester. There is free street parking and I am on a main bus route.