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Registered MBACP, BA Hons, Anxiety and Loss Counsellor

About me

Have you been through a life changing loss?  Loss of a partner, a livelihood, sense of identity, loss of a beloved pet or loss of any kind? No matter how long ago.

Are you feeling sad and isolated even when you are surrounded by people?  Perhaps you are having panic attacks or are feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you are gripped by anxiety or guilt,  feeling paralysed, not feeling able to move forwards.

If you are plagued with negative thoughts taking up a lot of space in your head, try to be kind to yourself. Give yourself permission to know that its okay to feel this way, it's okay to be human and it's also okay to seek help.  We all need help sometimes to deal with what life throws at us.  You are not broken beyond repair. Your loved ones may try to understand but it hurts when they just don't get it.  You may have limiting beliefs that are holding you back.  Making a transformation in your life is possible when you work through what is troubling you and learn to have respect and compassion for yourself.

Counselling with me is about bringing your pain and sharing it, letting it out in a non judgemental space so you no longer have to carry it alone.  There is a better life for you and I can guide and support you to untangle the knots that may limit the way you think, feel and imagine your future.

If you struggle to find the words, there are many creative ways to express thoughts and feelings. There is a lot of power in being  able to talk to a counsellor confidentially,  It can be life changing.

I understand that asking for help can be difficult; you have already taken a courageous step by looking for a Counsellor who seems like a good fit for you. Talking about your concerns doesn't make you weak; it makes you human.  I strongly believe that our mental health is as important as our physical health, and one can affect the other.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy  and abide by their Code of Ethics. I have  over twenty five years experience of working with people with a terminal illness and also working with people who have been been bereaved, having worked In Hospices and with Cruse for over twenty years.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually held on a weekly basis.  I work both short term and long term which can be discussed along the way. I have comfortable rooms in Emsworth,  between Portsmouth and Chichester, with a nearby  Pay and Display Car Park.  Please phone or e-mail for a free 15 minute consultation, or to make an appointment.  My fee is £50 per session, a sliding scale can be discussed.

I am offering Counselling On-Line and by Telephone with limited face to face appointments available in order to be Covid 19 safe.

Training, qualifications & experience

On-Line Counselling - 2020

Using Mindfulness with Clients - 2017

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (1st Class), (2014).                                             Registered Member of British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling - University of Chichester 2012
Certificate in Counselling NCFE City & Guilds, Highbury College - 1998
Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills NCFE City & Guilds South Downs College - 1997
Cruse Bereavement Care Training - Chichester & Arun Cruse - 1996                                 Caring for Older People - Open University - 1987                                                                   Creative Therapy - Painting from the heart and Sand tray Therapy 2014
Dementia Friends Champion Training - 2014
Safeguarding Adults Awareness Course - 2014
IDT Effective Supervision Course - - 2010
Supervision Training Course - - 2005                                                                          Helping Skills in Bereavement Course - 2004

Member organisations

BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety

Sadness

Depression

Panic Attacks

Terminal Illness / Palliative Care

Carers

Bereavement, Loss of all kinds

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

For Group Counselling, fees can be agreed.

When I work

Availability is flexible.  I  have some availabilty five  days a week, including evenings and weekends. please contact me for further information on availability.

Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

None

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