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About me

Hello.

I have been an Integrative Counsellor and E.M.D.R. Therapist for a number of years and my training means that I can use which ever style of counselling that suits the presenting issue, but I let you lead on your journey. 

Sometimes it is appropriate to use E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which is used for trauma, (from the client's perspective), for example, complicated grief, P.T.S.D., anxiety and depression.  During this process you are wide awake, and once the groundwork is done, you don't even need to say much.  From my own experience, I know it works!

The relationship between the client and the counsellor is important.  I will hear you, reflect and probably challenge your thought process.  If you contact me, you will know within a short space of time whether you feel you can work with me - trust your gut.

During the first session, I can answer any questions you may have.  I take notes, to open up a filing cabinet in my mind and the session moves on from there.  Each session lasts for fifty minutes and is private and confidential.

Daytime and evenings appointments are available, please email or call me for further details.

Entering into the counselling relationship can feel daunting, but take the step - until you do, you will never know how much you have to gain!

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:

Supervisor

E.M.D.R.  (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)  Levels 1,2,3 & 4                Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Therapy, Psychology and Practice
Institute of Transaction Analysis Certificate 101
OCR Certificate in Counselling Skills

Courses Attended:                                                                                                      E.M.D.R. for OCD                                                                                                    WPF Kensington Assessment
Mindfulness
Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£45-£50

When I work

Daytime and evenings by appointment.

Further information

I am offering face to face sessions, video sessions and telephone sessions.

Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17

West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 11 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0BG

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme