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About me

Firstly, a warm welcome. Counselling can feel like a big step, and having questions is perfectly normal. 

Finding the right therapist is the most important part of your counselling journey. You need to feel understood and safe with your counsellor, to help you explore difficult emotions, feelings and vulnerabilities. I offer a free 30 minute appointment for us to get to know each other before you make any decisions. Together we can decide how I might help and support you to make positive changes in your life. 

I am a qualified, Integrative Counsellor working with a Humanistic approach. This is informed by theories including Person-Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis. I am also qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

I understand that no two people are the same. I work with a wide variety of mental health conditions, but my passion is to work with clients as individuals. You are the expert in your world. I will help you to understand the difficulties you are facing and break down any blind spots using the most appropriate theory and tools. My integrative training means I can offer bespoke therapy which is most appropriate for your treatment needs. 

You will be at the centre of the process at all times and be given choices in how we work. I can help you to understand complex feelings using psychological theories and empower you in making positive changes in your life. We will regularly review your progress and goals to ensure that we focus on the aspects most important to you. 

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. 

Alongside my private practice, I also work within a counselling agency, working with a wide range of issues. I have specialist training in gambling addiction, helping problem gamblers to recover and make significant behavioural changes. I have a supervisory role to safeguard clients who are at risk of self-harm. I have also been involved in teaching trainee counsellors and supporting them as they begin their placement hours. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills and Theory
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Counselling Skills in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Certificate 101 in Transactional Analysis
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone 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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

All new clients will receive a free 30 minute telephone introductory session.

£50 per session

I offer reduced rates for student counsellors

When I work

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Further information

Sessions last 50 minutes and usually take place weekly, however this can be flexible to meet your availability. 

I offer online sessions over video calling platforms as well as telephone counselling. I am also able to offer in person counselling dependent on COVID-19 restrictions. 

Lymington, SO41

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom