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As a qualified Humanistic Face-to-Face & Online (Practising ONLINE ONLY) counsellor/psychotherapist, I believe this to be an excellent means of obtaining help which fits conveniently into a busy lifestyle, for those with anxiety or mobility issues, those with care responsibilities or out of my area; anywhere in the UK.
I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, non-directive counselling service, using a Humanistic, Person-Centred approach. This would be on a 1-1 basis via Zoom or WhatsApp & I am able to talk you through or send details for working with 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). Use of these media are at no cost to yourself.
Although most of my work is done online, some home visits are occasionally available, please ask.
My personal interests also include the difficulties of living with Autism & Borderline Personality Disorder, those having experienced Narcissistic Abuse, disadvantaged women, gender equality, poverty, to name but a few!
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently run my own private practice & have volunteered for local bereavement charities in Hampshire, working with emotional distress from current or past issues, bereavement, depression, divorce, separation, relationship issues, childhood events, abuse, anxiety, workplace stress & the other pressures life brings. I am familiar with the difficulties of living with & caring for those with Autism & Borderline personality disorder. I also work with those affected by Narcissistic abuse.
I began in this field of work around 2000, working as a counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care for some years, whilst working in Medical & Mental Health research. I trained at the University of Southampton (Psychology & Health Psychology) & the University of Chichester (Counselling Diploma) & Counselling Tutor (Online & Telephone Counselling Certificate)
If you would like further information please e-mail me giving a telephone number & the times you are available to take a call. Sessions are £50 or reductions for a number of sessions booked & paid in advance. Please ask.
I hold a BSc. in Psychology, an MSc. in Health Psychology, a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling & a Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) & am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
The process begins with a short telephone call for me to take down a few details, answer questions & arrange an appointment if requested, this is approximately 20 minutes, no obligation, no charge.
Sessions are charged at a rate of £50.00 per 50 minutes, payable 48 hours in advance by bank transfer. Same day or short notice cancellations are chargeable except in exceptional circumstances. Initial enquiry is welcomed, with no obligation to proceed. For longer-term work , please ask about reduced advance payment block booking prices.
Hours: between 8am & 6.30pm Tuesday-Friday 8am-12noon Saturdays
Daytime sessions currently available, some evening & Saturday sessions available, please ask.
When I work
Appointments are available between 8am & 6.30pm Tuesday -Friday, Saturdays 9am-12noon. Hours are negotiable, depending on current client load, please ask.
I am a Humanistic, Person-Centred & Gestalt practitioner, offering a confidential, non-judgemental service to relieve the stresses of life related to whatever issues you may bring. I work with a wide variety of issues, Distress, Anxiety, Relationship difficulties at all ages & stages of life, the difficulties & distress caused by living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Feeling different for any reason can make our lives difficult & stressful, having someone to listen to these can make a huge difference. I have specialised in bereavement & loss, whether through death, separation, divorce, redundancy, retirement, identity or issues of childhood. The importance of feeling seen & heard cannot be over-estimated.
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.