I am a fully qualified and experienced therapeutic professional offering short and long term counselling. I have worked with a diverse range of individuals and issues and my approach is flexible, warm and confidential. I aim to offer understanding and insight in a safe, secure environment. I have a number of years experience working on issues with anxiety, depression, work, relationships, anger, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss. I am a Member of BACP and work in line with their code of Professional Ethics and am committed to ongoing professional development.
Simply because talking helps, it really does, and finding an open, honest space in which to look at feelings and issues can be a huge relief. But the decision to talk to someone other than friends or family can be a hard one and I feel it's very important to provide an atmosphere that is completely secure. I care about what happens to my clients and empathy is key: if I can imagine what it feels like to be them, in their situation, it helps us collaborate to find a solution.
I have worked with many people experiencing the following issues:
Anxiety and stress Depression
Relationship issues Bereavement
What happens next?
There is no obligation at all when you call or email, but that first contact is important for me to understand what you are going through and to work out if and how I can help. I can also answer any questions you might have. If we decide to work together, we will reach a mutual decision about when, where and how often to meet, what we hope to achieve and in roughly what time frame.
Training, qualifications & experience
+ Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
+ Registered member of BACP.
+ Four years working in a women's refuge dealing with issues of domestic abuse as well as with self and GP referred Clients.
+ Counselling service in GP surgery in Hampshire.
+ Ongoing training in CBT and Adolescent Counselling
+ BA (Hons) English Exeter University
+ Personal experience of bringing up three children
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
Reduced rates (for those on low incomes - please do call to discuss)
Day and evening appointments available on Thursdays in Reading, Tuesdays and Wednesdays near Andover/Hungerford