Covid-19 - We are living through extraordinary times and I am temporarily unable to offer face to face counselling. I have continued to work online and by telephone, and, though a different experience, outcomes are as good as in my real-world counselling room. My web-conferencing platform is very easy to access without apps to download and I offer a free introductory session so you can try it without obligation.
I'm a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am passionate about our understanding of the human mind and the thoughts and patterns which may become obstacles to our happiness. I complement a person-centred understanding with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, working collaboratively to facilitate change.
Whilst first and foremost working to my client's agenda, I hope to equip clients with the skills and resilience they need to meet life's challenges long after counselling has ended.
In addition to being part of the team at Bay Therapy and Counselling, I also work from www.shallwetalk.co.uk and you can find out more about me there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a First-Class (Honours) Bachelor of Science In Psychology (OU)
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
I have worked supporting Mental Health clients in both community and custodial settings for 25 years. As a counsellor I have worked with Redlands Counselling and Training in Bournemouth, and with adult users of Children's Centres in Dorchester and Bridport. I am currently a counsellor at Bay Therapy and Counselling, a group of counsellors who have come together to provide a counselling service to clients in South Dorset and Online.
My additional training includes:
Working with Young People
Trauma, PTSD and Dissociation
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling.
Working with Problem Gamblers
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free consultation for anyone who is thinking about engaging in therapy and wishes to discuss whether I am able to help.
(COVID-19) I am not currently offering face to face counselling.
I charge £40 for a 60 minute online counselling session.
I charge £40 for a 60 minute telephone counselling session.
When I work
9am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 2pm Fridays.