Due to the coronavirus pandemic I am offering online counselling sessions via telephone and online platforms instead of face-to-face counselling. This can be via telephone, Zoom, FaceTime or Whatsapp video call.
It may be that you are dissatisfied or unfulfilled with your life, or you may be struggling with a specific problem. Perhaps you are feeling stressed or depressed, or in a crisis and need to talk to someone.Counselling offers a safe and confidential relationship in which you can explore your problems and help you make that change.
I am a warm, genuine counsellor, who will treat you with respect and non-judgement. I see my task as a counsellor to help you gain insight and understanding about your situation and help you find new ways to resolve the problem or crisis you may be experiencing.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and work with an Integrative Humanistic approach. This means I work with the view that each person is a unique individual and that given the right conditions has the potential to change. I believe that each of us has an inner drive towards a meaningful and healthy life.
I am trained to work using Person Centred, TA and Gestalt approaches. I am also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. My training and experience means I can fit my approach to suit the individual needs of my clients.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP number 658960) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have an ethical responsibility to have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor.
I have professional indemnity insurance and cover for counselling and supervision.
As a professional registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, I am required to ensure my practice is in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
I offer individual face-to-face counselling for both short-term and long-term work.
Please give me a call or email me if you would like further information and would like to arrange an initial 30 minute free assessment/meeting. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss how I can help you and see if you would like to work with me.
I am able to offer counselling sessions at my practice in both Christchurch and Highcliffe. The facilities at both these premises provide a comfortable and professional environment for you to explore your problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:-
BA (Hons) Modern English Studies
CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have worked with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, depression, low self esteem or self-confidence, relationship difficulties, loss,trauma, identity, abuse, addiction, bereavement, anger management and assertiveness. I have experience of working with issues around infertility, miscarriage and termination.
I have over worked in private practice for over 10 years and am committed to keeping up to date with ideas and changes within the profession through my continued professional development.
I also work as a counselling supervisor with both groups and individuals, and offer clinical supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free face to face 30 minute initial consultation. This meeting provides an opportunity to meet so that you can decide whether you want to work with me and whether what I have to offer can fit your needs.
If you would prefer to have a full 50 minute initial appointment the fee is £25.
Following this initial meeting, there may be a more detailed assessment in the first session.
All subsequent counselling sessions cost £50.
My practice is easily accessible by bus. If traveling by car, there is parking available close by.
I will give you full directions when you make an appointment.
Daytime and evening appointments available.