I describe my approach as Humanistic at core, with the ability to adapt to meet the individual needs of different clients.
In private practice I specialise in working with student counsellors / counsellors in training and on placement.
Clinical Experience: I currently work part-time as a counsellor at Reading University (student counselling) and have many years experience of working in different settings including: University student counselling service, NHS Iapt community counselling service, NHS hospital staff counselling service, Substance Misuse Counselling Service, Residential Rehab'.
Although in private practice I work in a longer term, emotion focused and person centred way, much of my clinical experience has been gained working in a Time Limited, Brief and Solutions Focussed way, so I can adapt to work in this way at times if wanted and helpful. Over the years I have worked with hundreds of different people experiencing a broad range of difficulties.
For trainee/ student counsellors, I understand that personal therapy is an essential part of many counselling courses and fundamental in the development of any future counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and emotionally supportive space to help you to gain insight and reflect on anything that personally resonates or impacts you throughout the duration of your course and whilst on placement:
- any unresolved issues from your past
- any ‘blind spots’ you may have
- any impact on/from your personal relationships and home life
- ensure you are able to recognise and separate your own personal issues from those of your clients
- ensure you will be able to stay more present and focused with your clients
explore how your theoretical training relates to/impacts you
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons Humanistic Counselling - Chichester University
- Certified practitioner in PCE - CfD (Person Centered Experiential Counselling for Depression) - Metanoia
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- BACP Accreditation
I have specialist qualifications, training and experience gained in:
- Brief Solutions Focused counselling (in a University student counselling service)
- Experiential Person Centered Counselling for Depression (in an NHS Iapt service)
- Time limited counselling (in an NHS Iapt service)
- Alcohol and Substance Misuse counselling (in a community drug and alcohol service and rehabilitation home)
- Assessments, Risk Management and Safeguarding
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer online and telephone sessions
£45 per session / discounted to £35 for students/counsellors in training
Sorry - no counselling appointments available until March 2022.
Some limited Supervision appointments available from January 2022.