Do you need some space to talk, and to be heard? You may be at a crossroads after these challenging years; you might have experienced trauma or loss; you may be recovering from a damaging relationship. Possibly you feel that you have lost touch with yourself, or are struggling to find your place. Quite possibly you feel depressed, lonely, overwhelmed or anxious - or all of the above. You may want to feel better about yourself, more resilient or positive; to work out who you are or where you’re going. Or you may simply want someone to talk to at a difficult time.
I will support you with curiosity, deep listening and empathy. I can help you make connections, holding the space as you begin to piece together the jigsaw of your own life. Depending on what suits you best we may work with metaphor or visual imagery, or explore how you hold things in your body. We may work with pen and paper or a sandtray. Or we may ‘simply’ talk!
DIFFERENT WAYS OF MEETING
I offer video and telephone counselling nationally.
If you are local to Bridport, Dorset, I offer in-person counselling in a welcoming and peaceful space. You may also choose to meet for a walk and talk session in the Dorset countryside.
You may choose to commit to a certain number of sessions, or you may prefer to work in an open-ended way. Whatever the length of our counselling relationship, I will regularly take time to check that you are getting what you want from it.
Finding the right person can be daunting. If you would like to get a sense of whether how I work might suit you, I offer a free 15-minute call. This is a chance for me to answer any questions you might have. There is no commitment to have therapy with me: this is a chat about what might be helpful for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Levels 2 and 3 Certificates in Therapeutic Counselling and Counselling Skills
BA in English Literature from Durham University, First Class
I continually expand my skills and understanding through training, reading, peer skills shares and other means. Recent training has covered trauma, safeguarding, suicide, sandplay therapy and Gestalt therapy.
- Counsellor in private practice.
- Mentor working outdoors with neurodiverse, anxious and traumatised children and young people.
- Volunteer counsellor with Dorset Mind.
- Counsellor for a local agency, providing pay-what-you-can counselling.
- Ecopsychotherapy (nature therapy)
Whilst I am myself neurotypical, I am neurodiversity-affirmative, continually working to expand my understanding and be an ally of the ND community.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
A lot of my work is with autistic people, and with those that love and care for them - be it parent, partner or sibling. I work with autistic adults and young people, including those who are diagnosed as adults. I also support people whose child is undergoing diagnosis - or who are themselves in the process of seeking a diagnosis.
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£70 per 50-minute session
I offer appointments 4:30pm to 8pm on Tuesdays, and 9am to 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
At times I may be able to offer Monday appointments - please contact me to find out.