As part of increased demand for counselling services I have extended my counselling services to 2 new locations in Dorchester and Taunton.
I offer counselling support to individuals in a safe and confidential space where you can explore whatever you may have brought you to seek sessions at the time. It could be a major trauma in your life, or struggling with a personality issues or just feeling unhappy and distressed with life in general.
I have worked within the counselling field for 20 years and have experience of working with those experiencing suicidal thoughts, those within the confines of the prison service, those who have been bereaved and youth within FE setting.
As a counsellor I offer an empathic non-judgement environment for you to come and talk about what anxieties you may be experiencing in your life.
The initial appointment gives you the opportunity to meet me, to talk about what has prompted you to seek counselling and to decide if counselling is for you. It is the time when you will be able to ask any questions you may have about the service I am offering.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists(BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework of Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been trained as an Integrative counsellor and work essentially in a person centred approach.
In accordance with ethical and legal requirements for professional practice I have regular clinical supervision for my clinical work and maintain my professional standards by participating in 30 hours Continued Professional Development annually.
I work with individuals both long term and short term
I hold PPI insurance to work with my client base.
Please feel free to contact me by telephone or email. I would be happy to talk to you about any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
- Bsc(Hons) Psychology/Sociology
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC - L4)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST- L3)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK - L2)
- CRUSE bereavement
- Private practice with young people in FE setting
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Samaritan work within centre at Yeovil and training/supervision within HMP Guy's Marsh Shaftesbury
- Transactional Analysis (TA101)
- Coaching 101
- Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime and evening appointments available
Town centre location with free parking available at the premises
Out of office hour appointments are available