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About me

Qualified Psychosexual Therapist for couples and individuals.

Fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist for individuals, couples and young people.

Working with a wide range of problems including:

  • sex
  • sexuality
  • gender
  • bereavement
  • loss and change
  • stress
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • relational issues and other difficulties.

I use a mixture of the following techniques:

  • Psychosexual Therapy
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • systemic
  • psychodynamics
  • integrative counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ADV Dip Counselling
  • PGdip Relationship and Sexual Therapy
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Young People
  • UAD Couple Counselling
  • Fully qualified Psychosexual Therapist and Couples Counsellor.

Schools Counsellor since 2010
Relate Counsellor since 2009

Registered member of the BACP and COSRT

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Individual £55 -1 hour session.
Couples and Psychosexual £60 -1 hour session.

When I work

Monday to Friday.  Sessions between 10am to 8pm depending on availability.

Bulford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme