About me

Therapy is a personal journey of self-awareness and growth, where you'll have the opportunity to speak openly with someone who is not a friend or family member, providing you with the freedom to be you with no limits or expectations.

I offer one to one sessions on a short-term or long-term basis and work in a relational way based on warmth, empathy and understanding. I believe that our relationship is extremely important as a secure platform for self-exploration and self-acceptance.  As a humanistic integrative therapist, I am able to adapt to your needs and provide the support that suits you as an individual, drawing from a range of therapeutic approaches to make your experience as unique as you are.

Challenges can occur at any stage of life, and there are no right or wrong reasons to attend therapy as everybody will cope with their experiences in different ways. Whatever your personal circumstances may be, talking through your difficulties and feelings could help you to reach a new understanding of who you are, how your experiences have impacted you, and enable you to see things from a different perspective.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Therapeutic Counselling Diploma.
  • Bachelor of Science Honours degree in child psychology, forensic psychology and mental health.
  • Continuing professional development including Transactional Analysis 101, attachment and early years, working with dissociative identity disorder and understanding panic attacks.

Experience:

  • Waves Children's Society: 2014.
  • Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre (now STARS): 2014 - 2017.
  • Private practice established in 2016.
  • Counselling for The Leonardo Trust, supporting unpaid carers since 2019.

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice, along with fulfilling their requirements for supervision and regularly participate in continuing professional development courses.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Pre-trial therapy.
  • Creative therapy for exploring trauma.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Thursday 12:00 - 20:00.
Friday 12:00 - 15:00.
Some morning sessions may be available - please contact me for details.

Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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