I am a Person-Centred Therapist, working with a Humanistic approach, offering Counselling/Psychotherapy and Supervision in Southsea, Portsmouth and the surrounding area. I qualified as a Counsellor in 2001 and as a Supervisor in 2004. I am accredited by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and registered as a UKRCP Independent Counsellor.
I offer confidential counselling to individuals, couples, families and groups covering a wide range of issues, in both long and short term focused work.
I also offer Online Counselling and Supervision - via Skype.
Some of my experience and special interests include: Relationships & couples counselling Stress & anxiety; Sexuality issues; Abuse of any kind; Bereavement, loss & grief; Work, school or family issues; Addiction; Anger & anger management; Loneliness & isolation; Self confidence & personal growth and Talking over past or present experience to lay them to rest.
I aim to offer a safe, reassuring space in which my clients can explore, in and honest and non-judgemental way, any unresolved problems in their lives - as well as the possibility of positive change, a deeper sense of autonomy and self respect.
I also offer Supervision to therapists and trainee therapists, either one to one or in small groups. As a supervisor I aim to build a trusting relationship with my supervisees. I hope to do this by striving to be open and honest myself sharing some of my own experiences whilst staying within the bounds of confidentiality. Whilst I both challenge and encourage supervisees to explore their work, my approach remains person centred. I have gained a varied experience of working with therapists from other approaches and am happy to continue to do so.
I strive to remain professional, at the same time, offer a gentle, warm and sensitive approach to my work. I promote equality of opportunity whilst valuing a person's individuality. As an accredited member of the BACP, I subscribe to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am subject to their Professional Conduct Procedures.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at City College, Southampton/Middlesex University and hold the following qualifications:
B.A. (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling/Psychotherapy
Diploma in Client-Centred Therapy
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Case Work Supervision
BACP Accreditation since July 2005.
I have run my own private practice since qualifying in 2001 including working on EAP (Employee Assistance Programmes) for several agencies. During my counselling training I held two voluntary placements in a GP surgery and for Portsmouth Counselling Services.
I have experience of group facilitation through facilitating groups of trainee counsellors with Supervision and/or Personal Development at City College, Southampton. I have also trained to facilitate groups in Divorce/Separation Recovery work.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Feeling stressed, anxious, unhappy or confused; relationships & couples counselling; sexuality issues; abuse of any kind; bullying; bereavement & loss; work, school or family issues; addiction; anger & anger management; dealing with difficult events; feeling isolated, lonely and unfulfilled; self esteem & self confidence; personal growth; and needing to talk over present or past experiences to lay them to rest - or something quite different - that's up to you.
Online Counselling and Supervision now available - via Skype.
Fees for Counselling: £35 to £55 per session (negotiable depending on circumstances).
Fees for Supervision: £40.00 per hour (negotiable for trainee counsellors).
Payment: Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer
FIRST CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT FREE OF CHARGE.
Monday: 9am to 6.30pm, Thursday: 9am to 6.30pm Friday: 9am to 6.30pm. Actual appointment times to be negotiated.
Parking: On road parking.
Access: Some disabled access - Not suitable for wheelchairs (unfortunately).
Monday: 9am to 6.30pm
Thursday: 9am to 6.30pm
Friday: 9am to 6.30pm
Actual appointment times to be negotiated.