Counselling provides a unique & rare place for personal expression and exploration in today’s society. Making time for oneself to become more fully aware of what really matters in one’s life can be the catalyst for change. Working with a qualified therapist can provide the safety and facilitation in which to experience yourself and your relationships with more clarity and with genuine reflection upon any limiting beliefs that may be influencing your choices and behaviours.
I am a non-directive, empathic & non-judgemental counsellor; offering the opportunity to experience different methods of self-expression through which you can grow and develop personally.
I work with people who have come to counselling for many different reasons. I have developed experience and interest in the following areas: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, bereavement, life-limiting illness, chronic pain, rape & sexual abuse, self-sabotaging behaviours, insecurity about making changes, and feelings of emotional isolation and fear of uncertainty.
My volunteer work has allowed me the privilege of working with those who face life-changing illness at the St. Luke’s Cancer Hospital in Guildford and with those who are experiencing grief, working for the the Bereavement Counselling Charity.
I currently work in my private practice in Hampshire with adults, children and adolescents. I work externally at two different senior schools in Surrey & Hampshire; including one that specialises in helping pupils learn whilst facing challenges related to ADHD, Dyslexia and ASD.
I have had experience working at PARCS, the Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Crisis Service with children and teenagers, & with adults at Aquilis Counselling, Queen Alexander Hospital in Portsmouth.
If you would like to discuss working together in more detail, I would be happy to meet with you for a complimentary 30 minute consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Qualifying Diploma Counselling Children & Adolescents
FdSc Humanistic Counselling
Access to Counselling Levels 1 - 3
A registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within its Ethical Framework & attending regular supervision.
Diplomas in Massage & Aromatherapy
Usui & Karina; Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a 30 minute free appointment, after which further appointments are £45.00 for 50 minutes. Fees are payable at the time of the appointment, and short-notice cancellation and non-attendance fees apply.