Welcome. I appreciate people come to counselling for many different reasons and my aim is to provide a safe, caring, non-judgemental space to explore those together. My own experience of finding huge benefits after a difficult time in my own life led me to train as a Relate Couple counsellor. I worked for Relate Northamptonshire for 12 years before moving to Hampshire to spend more time around family. I am married with 3 adult daughters and 7 grandchildren.
Through my Relate experience, I have worked with a variety of issues including relationship difficulties, affairs, domestic abuse, trauma, loss and bereavement, anxiety and depression. I have also worked in Employment Assist Programmes counselling employees experiencing stress, bullying, facing disciplinary issues, and any other problems causing an individual difficulty in achieving their potential at work.
My initial training course was in psychodynamic and systemic theories but over the years I have gained training in transactional analysis, CBT, solution focused therapy, dissociation and trauma recovery, sexual addiction and mindfulness. My aim is always to work integratively according to the needs of my clients. I work from home in Alton and my hope is that you will find it a comfortable place to explore your difficulties and that together we can find the way ahead that is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Graduate Certificate - Foundation in Couple Counselling
- Qualification as a Relate Counsellor
- Awareness of Asperger Syndrome
- Domestic Violence/Abuse
- Adult survivors of sexual abuse
- Working with mental health problems
- Working with trauma and dissociation
- Understanding sex addiction and understanding partners needs
- Transactional Analysis TA 101
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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 for individual counselling
£45 for couples counselling
Am able to negotiate for students and other financial hardships