I understand that problems in living can feel overwhelming and I believe that it takes great courage to allow yourself to acknowledge that you are struggling and to ask for help. You have taken an important step by seeking a counsellor and I hope that this search begins a process at the end of which, you feel more peaceful and in control of your personal world.
I can offer a confidential, safe, non judgemental space for you to talk through the things that are troubling you, and help you think about what might make life easier. I can provide counselling to individuals and couples who are 18 and over.
My training and experience (details below) mean that I am able to work in a flexible, adaptive way and I will aim to build a strong, honest and trusting relationship with you, so that together we might find some new ways for you to manage, or change the difficulties that have led you to seek help and support. The first session is free.
I have extensive experience and knowledge of working with the following:
Low self esteem.
Post Traumatic Stress.
I am also an experienced and qualified clinical supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cert. H.E Counselling from Southampton University
Advanced Diploma H.E Counselling (Integrative) from Southampton University
B.A (Hons) in Humanistic/Integrative counselling from Middlesex University
Post-Grad Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Psychotherapy.
Post-Grad Diploma H.E Casework Supervision.
I am a highly experienced counsellor, who has been practising since 2003. My primary work until 2014 was in organisational settings, where I was employed as a senior counsellor, offering individual and group therapies and providing clinical supervision and training programmes to staff counsellors and volunteers. I am currently employed one day per week as a clinical supervisor and I also offer supervision as well as counselling in my private practice.
My integrative training (Clarkson's Five Relationships model) means that I have studied the main approaches to counselling and psychotherapy: Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural. This means that I can offer a wide range of interventions and strategies, within a framework that prioritises the relationship between counsellor and client. In short, I can work in lots of different ways, but will always base what I offer you on what we both feel suits you best.
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
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
Monday to Friday, appointments (currently online and on the phone) from 7.30 a.m to 7.30 p.m
Thank you for visiting my profile. Please call, or email me me, so that I can find out what kind of difficulties you are experiencing, and begin to think with you about how I may be able to help you manage them.
In our first session, I will aim to find out more about you, to understand your problems and how they impact upon your life, and we will be able to get an idea about whether I am the right counsellor for you. We can also discuss how long it might take to change, or resolve the things that are causing you distress and what sort of approach would be the most helpful for you.
I hope to hear from you soon.