I am a registered counsellor who specialises in bereavement, loss and re-identication, and have worked with bereaved adults, children, young people and families since 2013 across Dorset. I have been lucky enough to work for two bereavement charities (Dorset Cruse and Mosaic who support bereaved families)
Overwhelming feelings of grief and loss can emerge after a death, divorce, redundancy, mid life, or when we are feeling misunderstood or lost in many aspects of our life. I believe that psychological therapeutic creative interventions can help us to safely explore feelings and thoughts in the counselling sessions and it is important for this to happen at a pace which suits you.
At the very heart of my counselling style is self-care, as I believe that counselling is a process which can occur as much in between sessions as in the sessions.
As well as my 1 to 1 therapy work, I am available to run workshops for local businesses and schools covering issues of self care, anxiety and anger management, low self esteem, grief and loss. One of my workshops which has proven to be really popular with clients are the Self-Care Stomps, which take place in Thorncombe Woods in Dorset and were supported by Stepping into Nature.
Please visit my website www.dorchestercounsellingandwellbeing.co.uk for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a registered BACP member since 2017 after completing an Advanced Integrative Counselling diploma and Counselling Certificate with the Ironmill College in Poole. I am currently working towards my BACP accreditation. In addition to my counselling qualifications, I have a Life coaching diploma, and have completed an introductory course in Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) and mindfulness, and I also have a psychology degree. I attend regular CPDs, and I enjoy integrating my counselling skills and training and life skills to support individuals who are experiencing a touch life transition.
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
As well as my 1 to 1 virtual and indoor therapy sessions, I also offer 1 to 1 outdoor therapy sessions and for the past 2 years have run outdoor therapeutic groups, for example for individuals affected by a bereavement and schools and teachers to support positive, mental and physical health.