Hi. I currently work online and on telephone with clients anywhere in UK. In these times, we can feel isolated, anxious and depressed; problems with our relationships or from our past become overwhelming; we want to change but feel stuck and don't know where to start. If you are struggling and need to talk to someone outside your friends and family, I am here to listen and support.
To me, finding a counsellor who relates to you and who you feel you can open up to is so important when considering starting counselling. The unique relationship between client and counsellor is fundamental to counselling and how beneficial and healing it is.
This is why I offer a free initial meeting, so we can meet and talk through what has brought you to counselling. It also gives you an opportunity to see how it feels for you, and if I am the right person for you to work with.
If you would like to find out more about me, the way I work and how I could help you, please read further or explore my website through the link on the right. You are welcome to contact me, with no commitment, for more information or to discuss your situation. I would love to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work from my home in Hazelbury Bryan, near Sturminster Newton. I have experience in working with a wide range of problems: anxiety, depression, anger and rage, relationship issues, life crisis, trauma, serious illness, bereavement, childhood abuse, adult abuse and coercive control. I work with clients of any background, sexual orientation or ethnicity who are 18 or older.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means that I work with clients in a holistic way, using techniques of Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Person-Centred counselling according to the needs of each individual client.
I trained at Iron Mill College in Exeter and have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I am a Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and as such abide by their Code of Ethics. I receive regular supervision and am committed to develop and maintain my knowledge and expertise through further training and CPD. I support my own resilience and emotional health through regular sessions with my own counsellor.
I work in private practice and also as a volunteer counsellor at HELP Counselling in Wiltshire. I have also worked with Wessex Cancer Trust.
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
Sessions are 50 minutes once a week. Regular weekly sessions help us keep momentum and allows me to be there to support you if you find the issues difficult to talk about.
The number of sessions needed depends solely on each client. This is why I allow for a free consultation, so we can identify if there is a short or long-term issue. However further issues often come out during the course of therapy so we will review progress regularly to ensure we are both happy with the direction we are taking.
I charge £42 for each 50 minute session. This is payable by card or cash if face-to-face. Zoom and telephone sessions can be paid for by PayPal or by bank transfer.