Talking about personal things which are private and upsetting can be immensely difficult. My training enables me to help you share whatever troubles you are experiencing, even when they are 'unformed' and you feel that you don't have the right words.
I am a counsellor and a supervisor and have experience with
- couples counselling, relationship issues for individuals and couples
- anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, trauma and OCD
- sexual offending (at risk of sexual offending as well as already offended)
- internet porn compulsion or addiction (legal and illegal)
- partners and families of sexual offenders or porn/sex addiction
- managing stress in work and home settings
- interpersonal difficulties, improving communication
- depression, self harm, suicidal feelings
- bereavement, loss and grief
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA (Commendation) in Humanistic Counselling [Accredited by BACP]
Advanced Couples Counselling [approved by COSRT]
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Level 4 qualification
Professional Certificate in Therapeutic Practice with Sex Offenders
Treatment Interventions for those at risk of Sexual Offending
Counselling Supervision Level 7 Distinction (NCS Accredited)
"Approved Adoption Counsellor" with Barnado's South East
Training course in Adoption Counselling with LINK
Course in Trauma and Phobia
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Participative Training Techniques
I have a Doctorate in Microbiology (PhD) and a Masters in Business Administration (Distinction).
Clients, especially those in professional or business positions may find this background enhances their experience of counselling.
Registered Member of BACP
Lucy Faithfull Foundation - Sessional Group Facilitator (Internet Offenders)
StopSO - therapist, supervisor and trainer
Samaritans - Voluntary roles as Chair of Farnborough & District Branch; Regional Trainer for the South Region; Schools Officer for Outreach activities including emotional health workshops.
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice - Counselling Supervisor (groups)
Prior to opening my Independent Private Practice I worked in People Management and Training roles for over 20 years.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Internet Offending - I run workshops for partners and families of porn addicts and internet sex offenders (accused or convicted of viewing illegal images).These are limited to 4-6 people and offer a safe place to
- learn about and begin to understand the 'why' of your loved ones behaviour.
- examine typical offence pathways
- explore painful issues
- discuss ways forward
- discuss elements of the criminal justice system
The workshop is run for 2 hours once a week over 4 weeks and costs £150 per person.
Please call me to find out more and/or be added to the waiting list. Full names and other identifying information are not required in the workshops.
[* individual offenders will be offered therapy on a 1:1 basis never as a group]
Price for counselling sessions (Mon-Fri) is £65 for individuals and £80 for couples and I offer a full hour. This compares to a typical counselling session of 50 minutes.
Price for Supervision is £60 for 60 minutes
In addition to face to face counselling I can provide a service via Skype video or telephone. My fees are the same.
When I work
Church Crookham [GU52] - Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:30
Please contact me by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I will also respond to texts.
My counselling room is quiet and private. There is free off-road parking.
For buses please check the latest timetable:-
For my Church Crookham therapy room the Fleet Bus number 10 and there is a stop at the end of the road.