I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor seeing clients in Southampton. I work with clients with a wide range of presentations including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management and bereavement. I have a specialism in working with clients who have been in/are in abusive relationships. In addition, I also work regularly with clients who are stressed or anxious, enabling them to find ways to manage their anxiety or stress. I am a mindfulness teacher and often use mindfulness techniques to help with anxiety, stress and recurrent depression.
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis at Peter Symonds College, Winchester in 2006. I have since undertaken many further trainings in CBT, mindfulness, workplace mediation, honour based violence, domestic abuse, self harm, crisis work, depression, etc.
I am also trained to teach mindfulness in groups (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - MBSR).
I have a varied experience, in addition to working in private practice, I have worked with victims of domestic violence, having been employed by Hampshire Police. I worked for some years with a bereavement charity counselling the bereaved. I have worked as a student counsellor at a Sixth Form College and in the Crisis Team at a University.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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