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About me

We all know the saying, “a problem shared is a problem halved” but surly it can’t be as simple as that? Sometimes it’s hard to talk to friends and family or sometimes even anyone at all. Counselling or talking therapy can be that one person you need who can take the time to just listen to you. It’s the space that you and your counsellor create, the non-judgmental relationship that can support, heel or/and allow growth.

How I work

I am a trained humanistic therapist and integrate Gestalt, Person Centred and Existential therapy. This means I believe that we are all self governing, unique individuals with an inert desire to complete unfinished business, make meaning of our experiences and reach our true potential. I work relationally and collaboratively to support clients through what ever might be troubling them, as well as celebrating achievements and individuals potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a foundation degree in humanistic counselling (FdSc) awarded by Greenwich University. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within its ethical framework. As well as private practice I continue to practice for a local charity providing affordable counselling to over 18’s. I also provide free counselling for a rape and abuse service in the Portsmouth area and am experienced and trained in trauma work. I am also experienced in working with individuals with special, additional or specific needs such as speech and language disorder, ADD and autism.

Member organisations


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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

£45 for 50 minutes

When I work

Tuesday and Thursday am

For other times please call and arrange to talk directly to discuss

The Centre Of Complementary Medicine, 20 Lavant Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3EW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults