I believe we are all uniquely different. Often people feel unable to show who they truly are to the outside world due to fear of judgements, criticism or rejection. Perhaps a traumatic experience or reoccurring shaming moments have evolved into withdrawing, self harming, aggressive or addictive behaviours in order to survive. This can leave people feeling on their own, with thoughts and emotions that feel unmanageable.
I offer a safe space in which you have the feedom to explore and express yourself in order to live a more fulfilling life. I offer a therapeutic relationship that is both holding and containing so that you can explore anything causing discomfort whilst feeling safe. I am empathic yet simultaneously give direct and gentle challenging through honest reflection of negative behaviours whilst facilitating understanding of why these behaviours may have been originally decided upon.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transctional Analysis
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Counselling Skills Certificate Levels 2/3
• Working with religious/cultural beliefs
• Conflict in fractured families
• Anxiety/anxious attachment
• Family impacts and dynamics when a member has mental health issues
• Sexual self-esteem/sense of inadequacy
• Equality and diversity issues
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work in the centre of Basingstoke.