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About me

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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£45 for 1 to 1 50 minute sessions

Further information

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.

Dorchester, Dorset, DT1

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations