About me

The type of therapy I offer is a place where you can express yourself without judgement. Each person often has their own unique key to what they need, and I am committed to really listening and finding what that might be for you. From my perspective as a therapist, although we can't change our past, having the right kinds of support can help us look forward and put us back in the driving seat.

In our first session, I offer a warm, honest, and open conversation for you to freely express where you are and what you hope for. We can explore any questions you might have about the therapy process and get to know each other. I am there to help you both face what is tough and support your growth.

I work with people who come to therapy feeling anxious, sad and depressed.  This may include feeling suicidal.  I have experience in helping with all aspects of these painful issues. I am able to offer short term work if you have a more specific focus, or provide longer-term support. Our work might involve addressing reoccurring difficulties, roles that you have in life and your identity.

I am a Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a member of the BACP & UKCP. I was a company director for 12 years before training on a 5 years Psychotherapy Masters Degree. As well as my private practice I have worked as part of the NHS as a bereavement counsellor and across a wide range of counselling services in London. I am also now based in Dorset. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling & Psychotherapy Qualifications

  • L6 Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • L4 Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and counselling skills  
  • L2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills 
  • Certified in Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner
  • Certified in Trauma, the Brain and Recovery

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

From £50.00 to £65.00

Additional information

Individual face-to-face, online/phone sessions will last 50 minutes. We would typically meet at the same time each week for the agreed number of sessions.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

The Rooms Poundbury
1 Ringhill Street
Dorchester
DT1 3TL

The Dorset Practice
Top Floor
40-42 High Street
Poole
BH15 1BT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Skype
Whatsapp