I am an experienced, qualified Counsellor in private practice. I am a Registered Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I offer both short-term and open-ended Counselling in the centre of Salisbury and Trowbridge.
I also offer Telephone Counselling and Online Counselling, which can be more suited to some people's circumstances, including disability, illness or caring responsibilities, living remotely, or moving between locations for business or personal reasons.
I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever issues are troubling you at this time.
People come to Counselling and Psychotherapy for many reasons, including addiction, anxiety, bereavement, coping with change, depression, ill health, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and work-related stress. It can help you gain a better understanding of how you feel, so you can begin to move forward in more positive, healthy ways.
My training is Integrative, which means it draws on a number of approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy. This helps me to adapt our work to meet your specific needs. I also undertake Continuous Professional Development and receive regular Supervision, which supports me in the work we do together.
Alongside my private practice, I work as a Volunteer Counsellor within a local counselling charity and a Support Worker for an organisation which helps vulnerable and marginalised people gain the independence they need to move on with their lives.
Please do contact me if you would like to discuss working together, or have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (Re-Vision)
Volunteer Counsellor at Help Counselling Services, Trowbridge
Support Worker for vulnerable, homeless women
Previous Counselling experience within a GP practice and Bereavement Counselling service, London
Other training includes:
Bereavement Counselling (CCIWBS)
Cancer Support Course: Cancer Awareness (Macmillan)
Reiki Level I
Samaritans Initial Training
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 (some concessions available).
Once you have made contact with me, I will suggest that we meet for an initial session. During this session we will discuss what brings you to Counselling, your hopes and expectations, and how it will work in practice. Ultimately, this is an opportunity for us both to decide whether it seems appropriate for us to work together at this time. The cost of this session is £30.
Counselling usually takes place once a week, at the same time each week.
Payment for Telephone Counselling and Online Counselling must be made in advance of each session. The initial session will usually also take place on the telephone or online.
All sessions are 50 minutes.
I have a particular interest in the overlap between physical and psychological health, including supporting people through the process of obtaining and dealing with medical diagnoses.