I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor offering individual, 50 minute therapy sessions for adults and adolescents tailored to the needs of each client in a compassionate and sensitive way. The sessions are confidential and a safe space to share openly and explore feelings, difficult issues, reflect and gain a better understanding of the self and emotional well-being that can help to inform change and improve self-worth and self-esteem. I work in a non-judgmental and respectful manner and the relationship that develops between us is essential throughout the work.
Counselling may help to achieve a more authentic way of being, as I believe if we can make sense of and understand how our past affects our present feelings and behaviours it may be possible to make changes to the way we live our lives and relate to others in the present.
Counselling may not be an easy process, sharing emotional and difficult situations and feelings can be daunting as well as finding ways to change which may bring mixed feelings, but with my support along the way, we will endeavour to find the way forward that is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), am fully insured and I hold a current DBS.
I completed the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Farnborough College and the BA(Hons) Degree in Counselling at Guildford College (University of Greenwich). My training is integrative drawing on various theoretical perspectives, integrating knowledge and skills from Person-centred, Existential, Gestalt and Psychodynamic theories. Working with the here and now and reflecting on difficult issues and experiences from the past, I believe can lead to self-awareness and an understanding of learnt behaviour which can lead to change.
I have experience working professionally and empathetically with bereavement, loss, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, self-harm, relationships issues, sex, sexuality, self-esteem, confidence and personal development, work issues, health and the emotional impact of this either in open-ended or short-term counselling.
I maintain regular and ongoing professional development and supervision in accordance with BACP Ethical Framework and regulations.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions cost £50. Payment can be made by online payment 24 hours before the session or cash on the day.
My practice is easily accessible to Wokingham, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Finchampstead, Yateley, Bracknell, Reading and Berkshire. Parking is available over the road from the Wokingham Therapy Clinic.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email for availability and brief assessment so we can decide if I am the right counsellor for you.