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About me

Feeling sad or depressed? Experiencing anxiety or stress? Struggling as a result of a traumatic experience?

I am a professional counselling psychologist offering an empathic, professional and confidential therapeutic service to assist with these and many other emotional conditions.

I believe it is essential to develop a good relationship where you, as the client, can feel the therapist is really listening to your experience. I combine traditional counselling approaches with recognised therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) to help you move through difficult life experiences to a more fulfilled future.

I work with clients for short or longer term according to their needs. I can offer flexibility in terms of appointment times, which can be scheduled weekly, fortnightly or as required to suit the client.

I am based in the peaceful village of Yetminster, which is in easy reach of Yeovil, Sherborne and Dorchester.

Please feel free to contact me for a confidential, no obligation telephone discussion about your specific situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my counselling training in the early 1990s, then I have undertaken further training including a BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc health psychology. I finally undertook an MSc and doctoral level training in counselling psychology to specialise as a British Psychological Society Counselling Psychologist. In addition, I am HCPC registered, a chartered scientist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

I have experience in a range of settings including the NHS, the charity sector, private education and healthcare. Within these, I have worked with adolescents and adults with a range of conditions. In addition, I have provided training and supervision to other professionals. I have been working in private practice since 2007.

I am committed to maintaining high standards; I regularly attend professional development events and ensure I keep up-to-date with effective treatments.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a special interest in trauma and anxiety conditions, consequently I am a long standing member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and the Trauma and Abuse Group (TAG).

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Fees

Additional information

Session charges are negotiable depending on your individual circumstances and requirements. I request 24 hours notice of cancellations to enable others to make use of the appointment, I reserve the right to charge for late cancellations.

I regularly undertake work for insurance and rehabilitation companies, please contact me for current rates.

When I work

Appointments take place during daytimes and early evenings at a mutually convenient time.

Further information

Client Testimonials

'You gave me the ability to go to places in my mind, which I thought were closed and you made it so easy to do this through your non-judgement attitude'

'Everything has dramatically improved and I feel much more in control and rational'

'I can now say with your help I am in the best place I have been for 15 years.'

Member organisations and affiliations

HCPC

I am approved by a number of insurance companies including AXA, BUPA, Cigna and AVIVA. In addition, I work for Employee assistance programme (EAPs).

Riverside Psychology Service, Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6SZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person

I am registered on the BPS register of applied psychology supervisors (RAPPS) and as such I provide supervision to psychologists and CBT therapists.

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