About me

Taking the first step of calling a counsellor takes courage.  The most important thing is finding the right counsellor for you, where you can develop a relationship based on mutual respect and trust. Only in this environment can change occur.

I am a Counsellor, Life Coach and a Teacher with over 20 years of experience. I provide a safe, confidential environment where together we can explore issues which are troubling you and find effective strategies for coping and moving forward.

I have successfully worked with clients bringing a range of issues including depression, self-esteem, bereavement (loss) and relationships.

I do short and long term work with individuals and couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision as awarded by CPCAB
Advance Diploma Therapeutic Counsellor
2003 /MBACP Accredited Counsellor

Life Coaching: Qualified Life Coach 2001

Bachelor of Education 1977
Experience

Employee Counsellor since 2002

Private Practice since 2003

Over 20 years experience working with young people in education

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

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.

Fees

Additional information

I can offer you:

  • Flexible appointments
  • Face to face or telephone counselling / coaching
  • Short or long term focused counselling / coaching
  • Online counselling / coaching

I offer new clients a FREE half hour assessment session

Fees are between £45-55 a session     (Students are offered a reduced fee)
Supervision fees are £75 for 1 1/2 hour session ( students are offered a reduced fee)

Availability

Flexible appointments including evenings.

Further information

Please feel free to call me should you wish you make an appointment for counselling or if you have questions relating to how counselling works and if it might be right for you.

The Loft - Christchurch Medical Centre
1 Purewell Cross Road
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 3AF

41C East Street
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 1DX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision is a professional service where by counsellors use another more experienced and qualified counsellor to review their work, providing both encouragement and support.

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