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MBACP (Accred), MNCS (Prof Accred), MA, PG Dip, BA Hons

About me

I am an experienced therapist who can adapt to your needs to where you want to get to. By offering you compassion, acceptance and the opportunity to be listened to I can help you reach your full potential.

I have been working as a therapist for over ten years and have been able to experience with people the personal growth that they have developed though counselling and seen the changes that they have implemented in their lives.

Having a passion about counselling and loving the idea of supporting people through their journeys. I work in a humanist integrative approach, with the use of Person Centred, Gestalt, CBT and Solution Focused.


I provide both long term and short term counselling for individuals and couples and offer a free 30 minute, no obligation session where you can come and meet me, ask me questions or use it as a short counselling session to use as an opportunity to discover if you feel comfortable working with me and are able to build a therapeutic relationship with me which is important for counselling to take place. If after the 30 minutes, you are happy and would like to continue the counselling sessions, I will book you in for an assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Approach

I am qualified and work in a Humanistic approach as I believe everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another. Therefore I like to use skills from a Person Centred approach with the use of CBT skills, Solution Focused Therapy and Gestalt Therapy. I am a BACP Accredited Member and am an Accredited Registrant Member of the National Counselling Society and abide by both of ethical frameworks.

Experience

• Barnados – working with terminally ill children and supporting families that have gone through or were going through the loss of their loved one.
• Place2Be – working with children in a school setting on a 1:1 basis through play therapy
• NHS – Carrying out counselling in schools with children referred by the school.
• NHS – Working within the IAPT team seeing individuals referred via the GP or their self.
• NHS – working within adult mental health and dementia wards supporting individuals and their families.
• Wessex cancer trust – Counselling individuals and family members suffering from or who have been affected by the illness
• Cole and Miller – Assisting individuals with family mediation and the break down of their relationships

Qualifacations

MA in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
PG Dip in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
BA Hons Sociology
• Certificate in Gestalt Therapy
• Certificate in Supporting Families when a child dies
• Special Needs Awareness Course
• Certificate of Attendance in Place2Be Training
BACP Accredited
• Safeguarding CPD
• Self-Harm CPD
• Couples Counselling CPD
• Certificate in Humanistic Therapy
• Certificate in Supporting Families when a child dies
• Special Needs Awareness Course

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

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.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

Grief and Loss

Relationships with friends, Love and other social relationships

Exam stress

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

All sessions after the initial session will be an hour long. A limited amount of concessionary spaces for counselling students and low-income families are available. If you feel you qualify then please ask for details.


Individual Counselling
Face to Face/Online/Telephone -£50 per session


Couples Therapy
Face to Face/ Online – £60 per session

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When I work

Mondays 9.30am - 9.00pm, Tuesday 9.30am - 9.00pm, Wednesday 9.30am - 9.00pm, Thursday 9.30am - 9.00pm, Friday 9.30am-9.00pm

Further information

Learning can be an integral part of life, one that I believe can be done anywhere in any setting, therefore I offer various talks, workshops and training courses that can be tailored to individual requirements and specifications. All workshops and training courses come with handouts on demand.

Poole, Dorset, BH12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Gujarati

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