I provide a caring, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to listening to what you are going through, with complete confidentiality. I offer the first session for just £20 and this is completely without obligation.
Using my skills as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor I can help empower you to feel happier, find better options and move forward in a constructive way.
Counselling can be a very effective way of helping deal with problems such as: anxiety, stress at work or at home with family life, relationship difficulties, sudden change, crisis, depression, anxiety, bereavement, etc. Please visit my website at: http://counsellinginringwood.com/ or click on the link above.
I was trained as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor, which draws on Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person Centred theory. I strongly believe in the Humanistic Integrative approach to counselling and its effectiveness and I particularly like the way it places emphasis on the quality of the client – counsellor relationship.
I see private clients at my home in Ringwood. As well as my private work, I also see students of all ages within a local university's agency environment. I don't think of myself as particularly specialising in given areas, as my work in both agencies to date, has been of a fairly general nature.
In my current agency work for instance, I am required to work with whoever is in front of me – whether they have relationship issues, an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, are self-harming, suffering loss, being bullied, have been sexually abused, are feeling generally stressed and much, much more.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 1 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I currently work as a counsellor at a local university and help students of all ages explore a wide variety of issues and areas of concern. I also counsel clients at my home in Ringwood.
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
I offer my first session for just £20 and this is completely without obligation, so that clients can meet me for the first time and look at how we can work together.
My fee is £35 for a 50 minute counselling session and I do provide a discount to all students. However, I operate on a sliding scale of affordability, depending on income and circumstances and this is completely negotiable at the first session.