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About me

We all experience various challenges, stresses and pains throughout life. When we feel distressed and overwhelmed, talking with a trained listener helps to make sense of the problem, find ways of coping and find a way to move forward.  Counselling can make a big difference to how we think and feel.

I am fully qualified with extensive experience working a with number of wide-ranging and primary problems such as:

  • Anxiety/Depression/Stress
  • Bereavement, Grief and all types of loss
  • Low self esteem/Lack of confidence
  • Workplace issues/Stress/Work life balance
  • Relationship issues/Breakups/Marital issues/Arguments
  • Loneliness/Life adjustments/Life transitions

I provide a confidential space in a safe environment. Together we can explore what is causing your issues and identify the parts you would like to understand more or change.

My approach is warm and friendly yet dynamic.  The most therapeutic element of counselling is in the relationship between us and how it feels for us to work together.  All conversations are supportive, non-judgemental and confidential.

To make an enquiry please email me here

I look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

'You've changed my life. I'm so glad I came across you and I really don't know where I would be by now if I hadn't sought help when I did'   (VS - April 2022) 

'I cannot convey how much you've helped me. I've implemented some big and positive changes and I've learnt an enormous amount about who I am. Thank you'  (SN - May 2022)

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor trained in Humanistic Counselling (based on Transactional Analysis) and I attend on-going workshops for my continued professional development.

I abide by the ethical codes of the BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Under their codes of practice I attend regular supervision sessions to ensure you receive a quality service from me.

My work is underpinned by an eclectic mix of experience from a variety of challenging and interesting roles such as prison work, relapse prevention, mindfulness and corporate background.

Alongside my private practice, I work with a well known mental health charity. I am also a college tutor delivering level 3 Counselling Skills courses to adult students, who wish to become qualified counsellors.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and costs £60.00 per session (Mon-Fri)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Day time and early evening 

Andover, Hampshire, SP10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Offering other acessible services: online counselling, telephone counselling