About me

Life can often be or become unmanageable, together we can make sense of what's going on for you.

Talking4Change comes from the idea that given the right conditions, time and understanding it is possible to make effective and positive changes to your life and to the way you feel through talking to an experienced counsellor.

How counselling can help

Counselling may help you to work through any problems, difficulties or worries you are experiencing in your current life or your history - give you new perspective and understanding - provide you with the tools and techniques to build resilience along with increasing self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem. 

​I am able to offer you regular, uninterrupted time, a space where you are able to talk confidentially and be heard.

I offer a warm and gentle approach with compassion and kindness, a calm environment to explore your thoughts with acceptance and understanding.

I believe that the relationship and trust built between therapist and client is an important aspect to the counselling process being successful, you are able to bring what you want to the sessions in your time, working at your pace and in your direction.  I will hear all your experiences as meaningful and unique without judgement.  

If you would like to find out more about how we could work together please telephone or email for more information or to arrange a no obligation consultation to determine if I am the right therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 15 years experience within the healthcare sector before training over 4 years as an Integrative Counsellor. 

As an integrative counsellor I believe there is no one approach which suits each client therefore I combine different elements of specific therapies to ensure a tailor made service which is right for you.

In addition to private practice I work for an Employee Assistance Programme counselling individuals and supporting their whole health and wellbeing needs.

I joined the YMCA Bournemouth as a volunteer counsellor in July 2020 becoming a member of the staff counselling team in July 2021. 

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and as such am bound by its ethical framework for good practice.

CPCAB Level 2 & 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
NCFE CACHE Awareness Mental Health 
NCFE CACHE Dementia 

Personal indemnity insurance

Registered with ICO (Information Commissioner's Office)

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Each telephone or online/video counselling session will cost £40.00 per 50 minutes and will be payable before each session commences by BACS.

Each Face to Face session will cost £45.00 per 50 minutes and will be payable by cash on the day or in advance by BACS

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Bournemouth
Dorset
BH10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom