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(FdA) MBACP

About me

Welcome!

A bit about me, 

I work with adults and young people 16yrs+.  

I work in private practise, at a GP surgery, and a school. I offer face to face, online, and telephone consultations.  

Don't worry if you haven't had counselling before and feel a bit unsure about how things work. Try to think of it as a safe space to just talk and explore whatever you need to in the moment. I am happy to answer any questions you might have by email or call, so do reach out and ask.  

The first session, 

I offer a free consultation session. 

The first session will be more of a meet and greet process to explore your needs and wants from the counselling. A chance to meet each other so you can decide whether you would like to work with me. 

Remote counselling,

I work from my office which is a private confidential space. I send out an invite via email for online sessions. When doing a telephone session I will call you at an agreed time from my office phone. 

One to one sessions,

My private practise is situated in Andover town centre and easy to find. My office has a lounge area with two comfy sofas to create a nice relaxing environment to talk.     

Contact details,

You can contact me to arrange a session by email, phone, website, using the contact details on my profile. 

I look forward to hearing from you!  

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2, 3, 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills.
  • Degree in Humanistic/Transactional Analysis Counselling.
  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling. 
  • 3 years experience in youth counselling 

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I attend regular workshops and lectures.

March: 

  • Working with Goals in Therapy 
  • Teenage Brain
  • Tackling Destructive Thought Patterns 

April:

  • Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (ongoing) 
  • Understanding about Gender and Gender Identification 

Photos & videos

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Serenity Counselling, Andover, Hampshire, SP10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom