About me

I see clients outside in nature on Talbot Heath or Canford Heath, or at "The Cabin" in Branksome (see photo below).  Therapy in nature, or inside, can improve self-esteem and helps to relieve sadness, anxiety or depression.  Whether, outside or inside, our therapy sessions will help you to talk about your difficulties and I can support you with the things that are causing you distress or confusion. I can help you achieve a new sense of security and, with me, you can clarify your thoughts and  explore what is troubling you. Together we can gain insight into the way ahead, helping you towards a new understanding of yourself and a sense of belonging and purpose. You can achieve self-acceptance whilst changing the aspects of your life that you want to.

If you think I could be who you're looking for, please get in touch and we can arrange a free introductory session. If you decide you would like ongoing sessions with me the maximum cost will be £35 per 50 minute session (a reduced fee may be possible - please see "concessions" below). I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues and I can work at a pace to suit you, whether for just a few weeks or for a longer period.

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

In addition, I have attended workshops for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to include using Mindfulness, and for using creativity.

I have been able to help people of all ages with a range of difficulties and problems whether at college, university, work or at home. People have come to see me about low self esteem, anxiety, low mood, relationship worries, bereavement, addiction, coping with illness or disability, anger or confusion.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

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Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Introductory session - free

Then £30 per session, but we will discuss how much you can afford

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I work with clients in natural spaces, known as "Walk and Talk" or in a purpose built counselling room known as "The Cabin" - see my photos.

I am committed to providing affordable and convenient counselling at locations that can be easily reached by bus, and with good parking for cars or bikes. My locations are suitable for people with a disability.

The Cabin
Gordon Road
Near Branksome Business Park
Poole
Dorset
BH12 1EB

Talbot Heath or Canford Heath
Dorset
BH12 1QA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Some locations are wheelchair accessible or suitable for people with mobility difficulties.