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About me

Taking care of ourselves is something that we often put off always putting others ahead of ourselves. Asking for help can feel daunting and frightening but you are here and have taken the first step.

The therapeutic relationship that we can develop together builds a warm, safe and supportive space which is just for you. Talking things through with someone who is not part of your life, and who has no vested interest gives you a freedom to express and honestly explore how things are for you.

I can offer the space without worrying about upsetting someone and watching what you say, with the time and space allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions without fear of judgement or recrimination.

I offer confidential and affordable one to one counselling in Verwood.  Sometimes it can be difficult to access services for reasons of mobility or anxiety and therefore I can also offer online or over the telephone sessions.

Every one of us is unique and my aim is to understand your world as it is for you. I treat people with warmth, understanding, and respect empowering you to take that next step, grow as a person and gain a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself and your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Membership - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP)

Qualifications - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Training -Domestic abuse awareness, Trauma and working with bereaved children, Working with young people, Supporting children pre-bereavement, Complex grief in children and young people, Motivational Interviewing, suicide ideation, and self-harm

Member organisations


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

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45.00 per hour. Concessions offered to Students and key workers

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

The Hub, Brockway, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 7QE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults