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BA (Hons) MBACP

About me

Your Time, Your Space

We all have an innate capacity for personal growth and transformation.

Sometimes though, life can be difficult, leaving us feeling overwhelmed by our emotions and unable to think straight.

That’s where I can help.

Counselling can help make sense of our lives, seeing things in a clearer way and becoming more at ease with our feelings.

Gradually, we may learn to accept ourselves more fully, including recognising the things that we can’t change and changing the things we can.

Why Counselling?

My belief is that everyone can benefit from counselling - I'm passionate about helping you understand and work through any fears, anxieties, stresses or traumas.

People seek out counselling for a variety of reasons. The most common is a desire to improve their life.

Counselling can potentially help when someone has been struggling to cope. It is never easy to confront our own pain and suffering, but this is often the most effective path to process feelings and bring about change.

My Practice

My Practice is in a peaceful location surrounded by trees. Clients have commented on how safe and peaceful it feels. This space has helped them focus more clearly on their feelings and help them process their emotions where they have previously struggled.

As well as a caring professional counsellor, I am a Trustee for Simon Says bereavement charity which helps children under 18 cope better after the death of a parent or significant other. My role for Simon Says is to offer support and empathy to Volunteers and parents of the bereaved children.

I offer counselling to adults, young adults (18 to 21) and couples. Counselling for young adults can be highly effective- they are often more flexible and adaptable to changes within themselves and to their environment. This is based on my experience of working with the 16-18 age group at Peter Symonds and Barton Peveril College sixth form colleges.

My approach to counselling for couples aims to promote better understanding of themselves and each other in a respectful and non-judgemental process. Through listening and understanding, my position is unbiased and caring towards each person equally.

I offer short and long term counselling with clients and am available for work with companies, health care services and employment assistance programmes.

Fully insured. My practice promotes equality and diversity.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling

Member organisations

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £45.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Initial 20 minute chat to decide if I am the counsellor for you - No charge

Individuals £55- 50 minutes

Young adults 18-21  £45 - 50 minutes

Couples £75 -  1 hr

When I work

My hours are between 10.00 - 20.00 Mon-Fri

WINCHESTER, Hampshire, SO22

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Due to not offering wheelchair access, I am happy to visit your home for counselling.