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MBACP, BA (Hons) - Experienced Counsellor

About me

Are you looking for someone to listen, to share the difficulties you are experiencing at the moment? Do you feel anxious, lonely, depressed, overwhelmed by emotions? Perhaps you can't put your finger on exactly what you feel. Talking to a counsellor and being listened to can help. I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of BACP, working in central Petersfield with adults of all ages. I can also offer online and/or telephone sessions both locally and further afield. I can provide general support or we can focus on specific issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, or relationship issues.

As a Humanistic counsellor I work predominantly with a Person-Centred approach, offering a warm, caring, empathic, genuine, safe and non-judgemental space for you to talk and be heard.

I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to effective counselling and therefore I offer an introductory session at a reduced rate so that you can see if you are comfortable with my approach.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA(Hons) (1st class) Humanistic Counselling
  • Diploma (distinction) Humanistic Counselling
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) (1st class) Mathematics and Business Studies
  • PGCE (Secondary)
  • Workshops: Expressive Arts; Trauma; Shame
  • Bereavement training
  • Suicide Awareness Training
  • DBS Enhanced Certificates for Child/Adult Workforce
  • Volunteer counselling - Bereavement Counselling Charity and a Local Counselling Service

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life stages/transitions, for example 'empty-nest', retirement

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Introductory session: £15 for 50 minutes

Counselling session: £45 for 50 minutes

Concessions may be available - please phone to discuss

Further information

I am happy to discuss any initial questions you might have by phone, or alternatively you can email me.

Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31

Goring By Sea, West Sussex, BN12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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