"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 3yr 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, Pornography and 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.
- 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
- BACP backed Advanced Post Diploma: Couple Counselling Course in Person Centred.
- Autism in Counselling.
- Cruse Bereavement Awareness
- Metanoia Person Centred Counselling - Metanoia Institute London
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sex Addiction and Pornography
Marlborough & Newbury Individual Counselling my fee is £50 per 50 minute session
Couples Counselling my fee is £60 per 50 minute session £90 per 90 minute session.
Group Family please contact.
Cancellation fee applies for missed 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.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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