Life can be challenging at times and may feel overwhelming. I understand that it takes courage to make that first step and contact a counsellor for help.
I offer a warm, non judgemental, supportive and respectful space where you can feel heard and accepted, no matter what is going on for you and what brings you. As a Psychotherapeutic therapist I recognise that people are diverse and complex. I tailor my approach using a variety of techniques and theories to suit each individual and their unique situation in order to meet the individual needs of each client. Research evidence suggests that it is primarily the relationship formed between therapist and client that has the most positive influence on whether having therapy is successful. I place a strong emphasis on building a trusting therapeutic relationship with you in order to have a firm foundation for the work we do together.
I am not here to tell you what to do or offer you a diagnosis. My role is to help you explore and make sense of the challenges you face. This may involve working with difficult emotions and identifying and addressing unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns which may now be adding to feelings of unhappiness. We can work together to fine tune existing coping strategies, learn new healthier ones, accept things that you can't change and address issues of self-esteem and self-confidence.
I offer short term and open ended counselling to support my clients to gain understanding to facilitate the changes they want in their lives.
I am a Qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society, I am guided by their ethical frameworks and procedures.
I am based in Newbury and work with adults in individual once weekly sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling Practise - Prof.Dip Psy C
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Ad Dip Psy C
Certificate In Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills - Cert Hyp CS
As well as seeing clients privately I also work as a volunteer counsellor for a community project offering support and accessible counselling to women with a wide range of circumstances and complex needs. I continue my professional development by regularly attending supervision, workshops and courses.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 30 minute initial no obligation consultation, fees after that are £45 per 50 minute session.
Some Concessions available and would be discussed during the initial consultation.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday am appointments on request.