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This professional is available for new clients.
I offer weekly, bi-weekly or monthly sessions in-person, online or on the phone. Whatever your struggle, I would like to help. When we work together, we will be able to use the best approach most suited to you. I use a range of counselling techniques so people can work through their problems to lead the lives they truly want.
Understanding your particular issue
I have worked with younger and older clients, men and women. I will tailor my approach to be the most effective for you. This is because although I have a solid, comprehensive training in traditional psychotherapeutic counselling, I also have extensive knowledge and practice of modern, effective techniques such as CBT, coaching, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, person-centred, brief and creative therapies, reprocessing, EFT, Brainspotting (for physical symptoms) and the Rewind Technique (for trauma, phobias, anxiety and disruptive memories).
Change can happen. I have seen it take place before my eyes time and time again. Perhaps you are experiencing overwhelm, stress, depression, or confusion about what is going on in your life. It might be about coming to terms with trauma, loss or illness. Maybe it is a relationship or family issue, or about an affair, separation or divorce. It could be about understanding why you feel so stressed, depressed, or worried. It doesn't matter how long your pain, suffering or challenge has been with you or how terrible it might seem, we can tackle it together, finding the right solutions for you. We will address the issues, looking for understanding and clarity. Then we will unlock what needs to happen to make things better.
Where will the sessions take place?
Sessions are held in a relaxing, private therapy room, and everything discussed is absolutely confidential. They are also available online or on the phone.
You can be reassured that I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for Best Practice, and have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
During our first session, we can discuss what will work best for you - either brief therapy (for six sessions or less) or longer term, open-ended counselling.
Call me for a free telephone consultation and we will talk it through.
Help for parents
I have a wealth of experience in supporting parents struggling with health issues, depression, overcoming the traumatic birth of a child, or coming to terms with raising a disabled child or those with specific learning challenges. I offer my support in helping parents achieve calmer, more focused lifestyles and overcoming the exhaustion and anxiety of having difficult family situations. I have supported numerous women who have faced fertility problems, underwent difficult births with their babies, suffered depression or anxiety after their child was born or now face relationship problems with their partners, parents or in-laws. I also have coached many women looking to change their work now that a child has come into their lives. In addition, I have worked with mothers/fathers and their daughters/sons to have stronger relationships (or move forward from events of the past).
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
- Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (Distinction)
- Certificate in Time-Limited Coaching (including NLP techniques)
- Certificate in Counselling (Person-Centred)
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Theory and Skills
- Resilience Practitioner Certificate
- The Son-Rise Programme (Autism Treatment Center of America) training on play-based therapy and learning for those with specific learning challenges
- National Childbirth Trust Post-Natal Support Facilitator training
- Training in the Rewind Technique (trauma therapy), hypnotherapy techniques, Creative Therapy, Brainspotting and Couples/Relationship counselling
- Worked for Chichester Counselling, a charitable organisation
- Member of Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- More than 20 years' experience working as a manager in both corporate and public sector environments
- Mother of two
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 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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Each session is for one hour.
When I work
Please call or email to discuss.
Some of the areas I have worked on with clients include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Loss and bereavement
- Facing change
- Relationship difficulties
- Post-natal depression
- Fertility issues
- Family breakdown
- Problems with sleeping
- Neglect and unresolved experiences in childhood
- Lacking confidence in personal relationships or at work
- Affairs or betrayals
- Separation or divorce