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I am a registered integrative, humanistic counsellor.
I have 20 years’ experience of working with children and families in various settings and have a passion for working with people.
In 2010 I was moved to train as a counsellor. I was surprised at the depth of the journey I went on during my training and how transformative and creative counselling can be.
Counselling can help with many issues such as, depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, bereavement and low self-esteem, to name but a few. It can also help to shine a light on the internal blocks and defences we put in place to navigate our human experience. Gaining an understanding of the self can free us up and ‘lighten the load’ so we move to being more fulfilled and self-accepting.
I aim to hold an empathic, non-judgemental space for you to be heard and a warm, curious, creative atmosphere in which we can explore whatever you want to bring.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have before booking an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have worked as a sessional counsellor with Mosaic, family support since 2016 and as a counsellor at Milton Abbey school supporting pupils and staff since 2017.
My background is in family support including running courses for parents and mentoring young people.
I work with adults and teenagers and am based in Dorchester.
I also offer home visits where appropriate.
-Diploma in therapeutic counselling
-Triple P facilitation level 4 and 5
-City and guilds work with parents level 4
-Bereavement training, St Margaret's hospice.
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
When I work
I can do occasional early evening appointments and I offer Zoom sessions and home visits in certain circumstances.
Please don't hesitate to contact me via telephone or email.
I am based at the Dorchester yoga centre.
The centre has 2 therapy rooms and is a great space.
I can home visit or see teens in school if the schools are happy.