I am a qualified Counsellor, who is committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I will help you to explore difficult thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing. I will not judge you or tell you what to do but will encourage you to talk about what is going on and explore what you are feeling, so we can work together to identify ways of coping.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I work from a home office, located in the village of Silchester which is close to Tadley, Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke, and within easy reach of North Hampshire and West Berkshire. There is ample parking on the driveway
I am a member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am registered with the Counselling Directory for professional counsellors.
I receive regular Supervision in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework to ensure my professional standards are maintained.
Training, qualifications & experience
- L2 Certificate in Counselling Theory
- L3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis
The humanistic approach provides the client with an opportunity to explore their self-development so they have a deeper understanding of who they are and what they are feeling, resulting in improved self-awareness.
Transactional Analysis provides a connection with a client’s past and identifies how this may influence on today's decisions. This approach helps clients become more connected with their thinking and acting skills.
As well as working in Private Practice, I have volunteered as a Bereavement Counsellor at St Michael's Hospice in Basingstoke and have worked at Andover Mind.
I regularly attend workshops and training courses to ensure I am in the best position to help my clients.
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
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
The first session is via telephone, is free and lasts for 30 minutes. This gives us an opportunity to get to know each other, for me to understand what has brought you to counselling and for us to determine whether we would be able to work together.
If we decide to continue, sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £45.
Full payment for sessions is required at the beginning of each session by cash/cheque or in advance by BACS.
The full fee will be charged for missed appointments. For appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, fees will be payable at the next session.