Covid-19 - We are living through extraordinary times and I am currently unable to offer face to face counselling. However, I am continuing to work online and by phone. Our web-conferencing platform is very easy to access but I am happy to offer tech support to anyone who finds technology a faff.
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 sometimes become obstacles to our happiness.
Whilst primarily Integrative Humanistic in approach, where it benefits my clients I seek to integrate CBT theory, tools and understanding, 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.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free consultation for anyone who is thinking about engaging in therapy and wishes to discuss whether I am able to help.
I charge £40 for a 50 minute counselling session.
I charge £30 for a 50 minute online counselling session.
I charge £30 for a 50 minute telephone counselling session.