About me

One-to-one Counselling for adults, including depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, anger, loss and bereavement, low self-esteem, panic disorder, phobias, relationship issues and work related issues. Specialist Counselling for PTSD also offered. Long or short-term available. Integrative approach founded on a Christian worldview, but suitable for and accessible to those of any faith or none.

Couples Counselling also available.

In line with current Government guidance I am currently only offering online sessions, however this is always with the intention to working face-to-face as soon as circumstances permit.


Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 "Advanced Counselling Practice" Diploma (accredited by the Association of Christian Counsellors and the Open Colleges Network)

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Fees

(From 1st November 2020)
Individual Counselling :
Initial Assessment  £25
Per Session
  If you are in receipt of Universal Credit or Pension Credit   £25
  If your income is less than £2500 per month     £45
  If your income is more than £2500 per month     £60

Couples Counselling :
Initial Assessment  £40
Per Session
  If either of you is in receipt of Universal Credit or Pension Credit  £40
  If your joint income is less than £3000 per month   £65
  If your joint income is more than £3000 per month   £80

I will not ask you to declare any income details, but would ask you to identify for yourself which level of charge will be appropriate.

If for any reason your circumstances are such that the level of charge appropriate for your income would not be sustainable, please do not hold back from seeking help, but discuss the situation with me; I will always seek to be flexible and do my best to find an arrangement that will work for you.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Wimborne
Dorset
BH21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Weekday mornings from 8:45am and evenings from 5:30pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
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