MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
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I am a BACP accredited Counsellor working with both individual clients and couples. I work with clients in person in my comfortable and confidential practice room, and am also happy to offer Counselling or Supervision online via Zoom. I am experienced in helping people who are facing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, health problems, low self esteem, relationship issues, stress and many others. I integrate aspects of psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive approaches into my work, in order to provide the most helpful approach for each client.
You may be thinking about having counselling for a variety of reasons: Perhaps you are feeling depressed, anxious, confused or lost, or maybe you are struggling with low self esteem? Perhaps you are struggling to live with grief, or you may beexperiencing difficulties in your relationships with friends or family, or problems at work? May be you are facing a difficult decision or choice. Or are you simply feeling that you would like to take time to reflect on your life, to understand yourself better and to make some changes?
My training and experience enables me to help you to work through some of the areas which concern you now, as well as understanding the impact which previous relationships and life experiences may be having. I believe in counselling as a collaborative process where each client is the "expert" on their own life, and where together we can makes sense of your feelings and thoughts, which in turn can help you to bring about change.
I provide a safe and therapeutic environment where you can explore the issues that concern you in a non-judgemental atmosphere of support, compassion and confidentiality.
I am also able to offer Supervision to fellow Counsellors on an Individual or Group basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2007)
Diploma in Pastoral Counselling (2005)
B.A. Honours Degree in Psychology (1980)
Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision (2012)
Post-Qualification Certificate in Couples Therapy (2014)
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (2020)
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)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
The first 50 minute appointment has a charge of £25. This session gives the opportunity for us to meet, and for you to find out a bit more about counselling with me. If you then decide you feel comfortable and wish to pursue counselling with me subsequent sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at a rate of £45 for individual clients and £55 for a 1 hour session for couples.
When I work
I am available from 8am to 8pm on Monday to Thursday.
I have a background of many years' experience in pastoral work. Counselling takes place in a relaxed, confidential environment, and I am easily accessible to clients from Fleet, Farnborough, Farnham, Basingstoke and Camberley.
Counselling may last for a few sessions or be longer term, and this is something we can discuss at the initial appointment.