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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 for 50 minutes