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)
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
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
£45 per 50 minutes session
I work in the centre of Basingstoke.