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About me

A compassionate, supportive, experienced, counsellor, I work with issues around; anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, loss and bereavement, self-harm, anger, miscarriage, post-natal depression, bullying, domestic and sexual abuse. I work with adults, teenagers and children.

If you’re browsing counsellor profiles, you’ve probably been considering contacting a counsellor for a while. Whether you are new to counselling, or returning, meeting a new counsellor can be daunting, and so I’ve written a few words, to give you a flavour of how I work. You are welcome to email or call me for more information.

How Can Counselling Help You?

Counselling can help with:

Anxiety, relationship issues, depression, stress, loss, bereavement, bullying, and domestic or sexual abuse.

Do you regularly experience feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, anger, confusion or apathy?

Counselling can help you to name you feelings, identify your cues and triggers, and work towards managing your feelings, to develop a more purposeful, rewarding, enjoyable Life.

Do you have periods of low mood or depression, or feeling that you have lost your momentum or way?

Counselling can help you to identify thoughts, patterns, and relationships that contribute to the way that you think about yourself.

How I Work

As a registered, accredited member of BACP, I will work within an ethical framework, and listen to you talk about anything that is bothering, or concerning you.

Without a personal investment, I can listen objectively. I will support you to develop your cohesive story, conducive to; healing your past, and developing strategies, resilience and hope for your Future.

As our counselling relationship develops trust and depth, you can explore more of your story. When our story is genuinely heard, received without judgement, and emotionally held, we can learn to:

  • Listen and respect our internal voice
  • Gain resilience and courage
  • Look from a different perspective that allows clarity and re-evaluation
  • Develop self-compassion
  • Heal and grow, take small risks and change

Within a session I will listen to you talk about anything that is worrying you, without judgement or criticism.  I won’t offer advice, and will provide the space and support for you to develop, so respecting your ability to explore and find what is best for you. This process parallels that of independent problem solving, while providing the comfort and reassurance of a non-judgemental supporter, as you start to formulate your own decisions.

My background, of 19 years in learning, and human development, means that I work with behaviours, thoughts, and feelings, and can tailor counselling to respect how you process and assimilate information.

I offer a free 30 minutes session, where you can ask questions about counselling and my working style.

Our first session will last for an hour and 20 minutes for individuals and 1 hour and 30 minutes for couples. If we are in agreement, we will continue with the session for the remaining 50 minutes. Future sessions will last 50 minutes. I offer both short and long term therapy.

Through my counselling with adults, students, young people and teenagers, I have worked with depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, relationship issues, loneliness, sexual and domestic abuse, and self-harm. My experience has been that; while many people have problems or difficulties in Life, people who come into counselling, want to do something about their problems!

I bring an acceptance of the individual with their unique strengths and attributes. Your abilities and potential may feel well hidden at the moment, and through counselling, we can locate them together!

You are welcome to email or phone me with your questions about counselling.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Humanistice Counselling based on Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Transactional Analysis101
Trauma Therapy
Bereavement
Self Harm
Mindfulness
Self Harm
Attachment Theory
Sexual Abuse
Domestic Violence
Brain Development in Children and Young People
Trauma in Childhood
Psychosexual Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Solution Focused Therapy

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)

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

First 30 minutes Free of Charge

£35 per session (50 mins)

£50 per couple (60 minutes)

Reduced rates for students and low income £25 per session

When I work

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 9.00pm

Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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