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BA Hons in Humanistic Counselling

About me

I use Humanistic/Person Centred principles as the core of my work. However, I offer an integrative approach, adapting and treating each person as being unique with separate needs and requirements.

I mainly offer counselling services for those aged 16+

Type of issues that I would typically cover include anxiety, depression, family relationships, low mood/self-esteem & confidence, OCD, anger, bullying, self- image/worth, IBS/pain management, identity/sexuality, self-harm, bereavement and loss.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA Hons (degree) in Humanistic Counselling and an advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I have over 6 years of counselling experience, face to face, as well as by telephone and video conference (Zoom). 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My session fees are £45 for 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My Counselling hours are currently Tuesday 11am-7pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm and Thursday 11am-7pm (face to face). Telephone and Zoom counselling also available on request.

Further information

Starting Off

Your first session will welcome you to the practice and comprise of an initial consultation to ensure that we are likely to be compatible and help to prepare a counselling service to meet your needs. The length of our counselling relationship will depend on your personal needs and circumstances. We will review this on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions or concerns about commencing a counselling relationship, I will be happy to arrange a short telephone introduction. Please contact me on the telephone number or email provided.

COVID-19 Precautions

Face covering is optional for clients and therapists, social distancing is observed throughout the building. Hand sanitiser is available in the entrance and every consulting room. If you are early to your appointment please wait in the waiting room. Tap water is only available if you bring your own cup or container. Please bring your own tissues.

Whilst there is no longer a legal obligation to self-isolate, NHS advice remains that if you test positive with COVID, you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people therefore please do not attend your appointment.

Please keep up to date with latest Government advice for self-isolating.

The West Street Counselling Centre, 126 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0EP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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