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"Sometimes what you are most afraid of doing is the very thing that can set you free”
Through my own professional and personal experiences counselling has taught me that all challenges, no matter how difficult or painful can bring opportunities for growth and empowerment. Counselling is a journey, it can be long or short term but it must have certain factors in place to allow change. What I offer you is a safe environment where you can feel able to share with me the issues you are facing, to feel listened to without passing judgment and together looking at ways to create a way forward.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Working within their Ethical Framework of good practice, it also means I am committed to my personal and professional development as well as attending regular Clinical Supervision.
I am DBS checked and hold full Professional Civil Liability Insurance.
“It is ok to get lost every once in a while. Sometimes getting lost is how we find ourselves”
Training, qualifications & experience
Working with all ages from 2.5yr to 89yr+ requires different approaches with each individual. As an Integrative counsellor it enables me to draw on several different therapeutic approaches which I tailor to the needs of each client. When working with children I work very gently to understand their life events. By using creative play it allows me to enter their world from their perspective. I have undertaken further specialised training in areas of Child Abuse and Autism along with my CPCAB qualification in Children’s Counselling. Other specialised training is in Sex Addiction and Pornography, Rewind Technique and Couples/Family Counselling.
Through my experiences of working with children, university students, adults and couples, I have worked with various issues from bereavement, loss, attachment, family divorce, relationship issues, abuse, frustrations, self-esteem, self harm, suicide, racial discrimination, diversity, safeguarding, FGM, Autism, LGBTQ, exam pressure, mental health, PTSD, Rape,Anxiety, Sex addiction, food related conditions.
Compassion and understanding are a very strong skill set I have when it comes to Bereavement. Having worked for Cruse for several years it afforded me a great deal of experience in this field. Being an animal lover and witnessing at times the grief and loss of a client’s beloved pet led to my Diploma in Pet Bereavement.
- Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction CPCAB
- Certificate of Proficiency BACP
- Art Therapy Life Coach Certification
- EFT & TFT Certification
- Autism Awareness Certificate of Achievement
- Child Sexual Abuse – Certificate of Completion
- Pet Bereavement – Diploma Distinction
- Jigsaw Family Support - Assessment and Supervised Contacts.
- IWAFT ( Isle of Wight Family Therapy Association)
- Place2Be Level 4 Counselling Children Certificate. CPCAB
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Interagrative counselling. BACP
- BACP backed Advanced Post Diploma: Couple Counselling Course in Person Centred.
- Autism in Counselling.
- Cruse Bereavement Awareness
- Metanoia Person Centred Counselling - Metanoia Institute London
- Completing Diploma in Sex Addiction and Pornography COSRT
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sex Addiction and Pornography.
Marlborough & Newbury Individual Counselling my fee is £50.00 per 50 minute session.
Isle of Wight Individual Counselling my fee is £50.00 per 50 minute session.
Couples Counselling my fee is £65.00 per 50 minute session or £95.00 for an 90 minute session.
Times differ slightly for Couples/Family therapy on the Isle of Wight per 50 minute session.
Walk and Talk therapy on the Isle of Wight - £50
Home visit by arrangement on the Isle of Wight .
Cancellation fee applies for missed/cancelled appointment (less then 24 hour notice)
Reduced rates are available for students / unemployed and low income clients.
I am an experienced Counsellor, fully qualified,Professional Indemnity Insurance, DBS checked and MBACP registered -373479
I run my Private Practice from Isle of Wight,Newbury and Marlborough but I will also make home visits on the Isle of Wight to enable clients who for whatever reason cannot come to the therapy centre. I can also offer telephone and/or Skype
I offer individual and couples counselling. This can be extended to family counselling where appropriate. I work extensively with all ages and I have specialist training and experience in working with Bereavement, counselling young children from 2.5yrs and University students. I also work with short and long term therapy.
In my experience I have worked with a lot of different presenting issues and it is important for me as a Counsellor to continue my learning in different fields in order to give the best to my clients.
I have two dedicated therapy rooms at the Isle of Wight practice, one is for adults or parents waiting while I am working with their child, and the other room is a dedicated Play therapy room where I will work 1-1 with the child.
If you have any further questions or would like to visit me on any of the locations above, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone me on 07878604296.
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