Sometimes, in life, there are periods of time when things don't go the way we hope. We start to experience feelings of anxiety, loneliness and depression. We may feel that things are unlikely to improve any time soon which can bring a sense of fear and being out of control. It's at times like these that talking to someone may help us to improve our situation.
As an experienced and fully qualified private practice Counsellor and EMDR Trauma Therapist based in the local area of Bearwood, Bournemouth I am able to offer a warm, comfortable and friendly environment in which you can explore and work through the thoughts and feelings associated with these difficult times. I will work with you on a one to one basis offering emotional support as you take the steps you need to regain a sense of control in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & Courses
EMDR Trauma Therapy Parts 1,2 and 3
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Level 4
Diploma in Psychotherapuetic Counselling, Level 5
I have over ten years of experience of counselling in different settings including work with adults who refer themselves to my private practice plus those who are referred by their employer through the Employee Assistance Programme. I have previous experience of one to one work with young people in local schools and youth organisations and in addition to this I also currently work part time for Steps 2 Wellbeing within the NHS. I have worked with clients of all ages with a wide range of different issues. These include those highlighted in the section below, "Areas of counselling I deal with "
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.
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
From £40.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
Counselling: £40 per session with sessions lasting for 50 minutes.
EMDR: £50 per session with sessions lasting up to 75 minutes.