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BSc. (Psych) MSc. (Health Psych) Dipl. Counselling

About me

As a qualified Online counsellor/psychotherapist, I believe this to be an excellent means of obtaining help which fits conveniently into a busy lifestyle, those with anxiety or mobility issues, those with care responsibilities or out of area, anywhere in the UK. 

I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, non-directive counselling service, on a one to one basis via Zoom or WhatsApp and I am able to talk you through either of these media if you are not familiar with using them (or discuss with me any other video link you may wish to use). 

We all have anxieties, worries, stresses or relationship issues at some point in the ups and downs of our lives, which may be relieved by talking through with a non-involved counsellor.    I seek to relieve stress and anxiety  both personal or in the workplace, or coming from loss through bereavement, divorce, separation, changes in status or past and present trauma.  Low self-esteem or self-worth may arise from any of the above or from unresolved childhood issues. 

It is my aim to assist those who wish to reach out to access more of their personal potential, explore their lives and improve their well-being both now and in the future.

Some face-to-face sessions may be available and home visits to fit some circumstances, although regrettably at an increased rate to include travel costs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BSc. in Psychology, an MSc. in Health Psychology,  a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling & a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling.   I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

I began in this field of work around 2000, working as a counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care for some years, whilst working in Mental Health Research.

I currently volunteer for the Bereavement Care Charity in Hampshire & run my own private practice,  working with bereavement, depression,  divorce, separation, childhood events & stress & anxiety arising from what life brings.  I am familiar with the difficulties of living with autism a& borderline personality disorder, as well as other personality disorders.

If you would like further information please e-mail, text or ring.  To make a first, reduced price appointment, please ring.  If I am unable to take your call please leave a message  with suitable times for me to ring you back.  I find telephone calls are easier to negotiate times rather than too and from with e-mails!

I bring recent education combined with a longer experience of  working in the field of counselling/psychotherapy.

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

Fees

From £25.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

The process begins with a short telephone call for me to take down a few details, answer questions & arrange an appointment if requested.

I offer a first 50 minute online session for £25 (no obligation to continue if you feel this is not for you).  Subsequent sessions are charged at a rate of £45 per 50 minutes, payable in advance by bank transfer.  Same day or short notice cancellations chargeable.  Initial enquiry is welcomed, with no obligation to proceed.  

 Hours: between 8am & 6.30pm Tuesday-Friday   8am-12noon Saturdays

Daytime sessions currently available, fully booked for evening sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Appointments are available between 8am & 4.30pm on Tuesdays, 8am & 6.30pm & Wednesdays.  Hours are negotiable, depending on client load, please ask.  

Further information

No information about you is stored on computer and all records permanently disposed of in accordance with the dictates of the company with whom I am insured (currently 5 years).  Current records and those awaiting shredding are kept in a locked file.  

Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom