I offer long term therapy and short-term solution focused therapy to adults over the age of 18 and have a specific interest in depression, anxiety, the underlying causes of difficult relationships and self harm. I am a qualified BACP counsellor, and work with adults and young people (University students) as a volunteer in the Chichester and Portsmouth area, counseling both face to face and more recently on the phone due to the Corona virus. My private practice is based in a lovely rural location that's easily reached by car from Alton, Petersfield, Portsmouth and Winchester.
I believe in the research that suggests that the relationship between the client and therapist is the key to the successful outcome, rather than the particular model of therapy being practised. Psychodynamic counselling hopes to make the unconsious consious and looks at how past and present events, challenges, relationships and traumas have affected you and continue to influence your state of mind and behaviour. It is an equal partnership, in which together we will carefully and sensitively explore your feelings, thoughts, memories and dreams. We will work to discover the underlying causes of whatever is troubling you, and hopefully help you to greater self-awareness, so that you can manage the challenges ahead. All our work is confidential.
I do not have wheelchair access. Onsite parking available when face to face counselling resumes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership: BACP Individual Member
University of London, Birkbeck College: Diploma in Psychology
Diploma in Psychotheraputic Counselling (3 years)
I currently work at a University counselling students, as well as working at a well knowing counselling services in Chichester, having previously volunteered at charities working with families in the Hampshire area.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial telephone consultation discussion, with no obligation to continue, is free. This is an opportunity for you to get a sense of what therapy is like, ask questions and consider if you could work with me.
Sessions thereafter cost £45 an hour (concessions available). We would talk weekly at the same time for a duration of time agreed and decided upon by you. The length of therapy varies.