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BSc (Hons) Dip Couns. MBACP

About me

Please note - at present due to the COVID-19 situation I am only able to undertake video link counselling or phone Counselling.


I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to be listened to.

I work at your pace helping you to explore what you really want both from the counselling therapy and then concentrating more specifically on areas in your life/relationships you'd like to change or improve.

If you have problems that keep going around and around in your head. If you are unhappy and can't identify why. If you are really struggling to cope with life :-

Counselling can offer an amazingly good emotional release, offering you the comfort of feeling truly listened to. I will endeavour to offer empathy and be completely non-judgemental of whatever information you bring to the session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience of working with family issues.   Relationship breakdown, divorce. Anger management, bereavement, conflicts with parents, children, friends.
Domestic violence and rape.

I have worked with those with low self esteem, depression and anxiety.

I have also worked with those with Drug and Alcohol addictions. As well as the partners of those with addictions.

Applied Psychology and Computing Bsc (Hons)
Counselling Diploma

PTTLS Teaching Qualification

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Domestic Violence, childhood abuse. Addictions including drugs, alcohol and gambling. Sexual abuse in childhood and rape.

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Fees

Additional information

£55. Per 50 minute therapy session.

£70. per 50 minute therapy session for couples

Initial assessment 1/2 hour appointment. £35 for individuals

£45 for couples Initial assessment.  

This is your chance to meet me and see whether therapy,

my type of therapy and me as an individual therapist feels the right fit for you.

When I work

Morning, afternoon and evening appointments available.

Further information

I offer no obligation initial assessment. This is your chance to meet me and see whether Counselling, my type of counselling style, feels the right fit for you.

I am a member of the BACP British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists.

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My therapy room is located up a small flight of stairs.