I am a BACP accredited integrative therapist and supervisor based in Romsey, Hampshire, with extensive experience in working with children, adolescents and young people in a school and college environment; I also have extensive experience in working with adults in workplace environments and in private practice. My therapeutic work includes helping clients with stress, depression, anxiety, self esteem and confidence,self harm and pregnancy related issues. I am also an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. currently specialising in working with clients presenting with PTSD and CPTSD using EMDR therapy.
I provide long and short term counselling depending on the presenting issue. Integrative therapy aims to adopt an approach that works for the clients' individual needs so that the approach fits the client.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - UEL London - covering Humanistic, Psychoanalytic and Behavioural Based Approaches.
EMDR Part 1,2 and 3
Diploma in Clinical Supervision CPPD London - Integrative Training
My experience has taken place in a variety of settings, these include charities, school, colleges, companies and private practice.
I started out working with very young children in primary schools alongside supporting parents in inner city London. I have extensive experience in Secondary school counselling, working with teenagers between the ages of 13-19. Most of the work was one on one counselling, but there was some parent/child mediation sessions, individual parent support and family support sessions. My knowledge in the child protection arena is extensive. I also provided training for teachers and supervised other therapists and mentors in the school.
My charity work has involved working mainly with adults in a one on one setting, this work ranged from free counselling which was open ended to low cost counselling which was a maximum of 24 sessions per client. Presenting issues here included working with eating disorders, depression and generalised anxiety.
In my recent private practice I have worked with children as young as six, engaging with them using Play therapy to address underlying causes of their distress. I also work with adolescents and young people, providing support around school bullying issues, anxiety and depression. Current work with adults involves supporting staff within a company on a weekly basis who present with a variety of issues as well as providing group wellbeing sessions on a weekly basis. My EAP work involves supporting adults in the workplace based on a short term 6-8 session model. The trauma therapy I provide is predominantly centred around working with Emergency Service personnel through a foundation, providing short term trauma therapy, however, I also provide trauma therapy for more general trauma presentations in adults.
I am a qualified and accredited EMDR Practitioner and work with young adults and adults that present with PTSD and CPTSD. Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress disorders. It has also been successfully applied in treatment of chronic pain, phobias, panic and a variety of anxiety disorders including performance anxiety, complicated grief, sexual and/or physical abuse and disturbing memories.
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.
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
My fees range from £70 per hour for therapy sessions. EMDR sessions are at £80 per hour.
Prices vary for telephone counselling, please contact me for these rates.
Session times and duration
Sessions last for an hour and are weekly.
I currently offer some evening online appointments and Saturday appointments to accommodate clients that are not able to make day appointments during the day.
Short term counselling
No matter how long we engage in the counselling process, the most important thing is that we are being listened to effectively by a counsellor who displays warmth, empathy, non-judgement and who regards us positively.
Short term counselling is useful for specific issues that need some resolution and usually last for 6 -12 sessions, examples include: panic attacks, general anxiety, confidence issues, and other more specific issues that can be addressed in a more solution focused way. Examples of approaches I use to help clients are: CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and EMDR.
Trauma and PTSD
I am able to offer EMDR therapy to treat trauma and PTSD. EMDR is a very effective approach to treating trauma through using eye movements and other forms of bilateral stimulation to help the client access and reprocess difficult memories which often drive low mood and anxiety. Examples of traumatic issues I have worked with include, school bullying, sexual trauma (assault ), bereavement trauma; childhood historic abuse, phobias and trauma through being involved in car accidents.
Long Term Therapy
Long Term therapy is useful for more complex issues, like depression, abuse and eating disorders, as often the emotions associated with these behaviours stem from deep seated difficulties in our past. A longer exploration time is needed therefore to unravel the causes of these feelings and behaviours. Examples of approaches needed for deeper exploration are Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic approach, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR.
There is free parking at Wisdom Centre for clients.