With over fifteen years experience in the Public, Private and Third Sector as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Dyadic Developmental informed Practitioner, I work with individuals, couples and families dealing with a wide variety of personal and professional issues. In particular generalised anxiety, relationships, bereavement and loss, depression, struggles within the workplace, overwhelming life changes, addiction, including but not limited to drugs, alcohol and gambling use and trauma, (including. developmental).
My working style is to provide a safe and caring confidential space for clients to express and explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am the Service Co-ordinator for a counselling agency in Buckinghamshire and I helped set up and managed a Berkshire in-house Counselling service for a Borough Councils’ employees, which included over four thousand staff from Social Services, Schools and Education, Local Government Services and Environment and Leisure staff.
I provide Clinical Supervision for Counsellors in training, experienced Counsellors and for organisations. I have also provided Clinical Supervision for a Prison Psychology Team and approved premises for high risk offenders and probation staff.
I provide training for Social Workers, Foster Carers and newly adoptive parents in Building Attachments and also Risk Assessments.
I’ve carried out volunteer work for two Charitable Counselling Organisations in Hampshire and Berkshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
· Alcohol & Drugs
· Anger Management
· BA (Hon) Counselling University of Southampton
· BACP Advanced Diploma Integrated Humanistic Counselling, Guildford College of Higher Education
· Safeguarding Children Level 4
· Building Attachment
· CBT Knowledge & Skills
· Certificate Motivational Interviewing
· DDP Level 1
· DDP Level 2
· DICES Risk Assessment
· Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision (level 6)
· Disciplinary & Capabilities
· Myer Briggs Personality Profile
· NCFE Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills
· NCFE Certificate in Counselling
· Problem Gamblers (GamCare certificate)
· Relapse Prevention
· TA 101
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
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
An initial introductory/assessment £45.00
£ 60.00 - 1 hour Individual session.
£ 70.00 - 1 hour Couples session.
£ 60.00 - 1 hour Supervision.
Concessions offered for
“I have found the whole experience complex, rich and rewarding and have grown and reached a good sense of understanding of myself. Words cannot express my appreciation. Thank you”.
“Thank you for helping me communicate with people, so they can have a greater understanding of me, while I get a greater understanding of myself”.