I am an experienced counsellor working in the Farnborough area with adults and young people. I also work for a company providing Animal Assisted Therapy and as a Counselling Tutor. I offer a caring relationship with a commitment to support you with your personal problems.
I have immediate openings for face to face counselling and tele therapy (Eg: Skype, Zoom, Phone) Flexible rates available. I offer a free half an hour initial phone consultation.
I am aware that for some the process of counselling is new and it might feel daunting to think about opening up to a stranger. At times the decision to start therapy is prompted by an event, recent or historic. This in itself can seem difficult to manage.
Some people decide to come to counselling because of difficult feelings and thoughts; these can be lifelong and they can impact on relationships.
Another reason to seek help could be because a person is aware of certain patterns of relating that are not helpful, or because they have a sense that their needs are not being met.
Whatever the reasons, acknowledging the difficulties and contacting a counsellor is the first step.
Once in counselling, a client has the opportunity to talk about thoughts and feelings and develop their self-awareness. This can lead to opportunities to make positive changes.
What I can offer you:
Working as an Integrative Counsellor I have experience and training in several theoretical approaches. This will underpin my work with you. The relationship between counsellor and client is key and I will provide a confidential space and a period of time where I will focus entirely on you. It will be a nurturing and safe environment where I will listen to whatever is brought to the session.
Through exploration of your thoughts and feelings you will become more self aware and learn about why you respond as you do. With this increased knowledge and the emotions that may come with it, I will remain present with you without judgement or opinion. We will work together to consider your needs and changes that could result in greater emotional safety.
My work with you will supported by the ethical requirements provided by my membership with the BACP. (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.)
I consider it a privilege to work alongside clients as they experience relief and a restored strength of spirit.
Training, qualifications & experience
Past and Present Experience:
- Private Practice Counsellor
- Animal Assisted Therapist: Paws Well Being
- Counsellor for Catalyst Substance Misuse Agency
- Counsellor for Youthline and Farnborough Sixth Form
- Counselling Tutor at Farnborough College of Technology (2013-2020)
Training and Qualifications:
- Integrative Counsellor. Farnborough College of Technology;
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (2012)
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 2
- CPCAB Award in Counselling Skills Level 2
- Transactional Analysis 101 ITAA
Professional Development Courses:
- Safeguarding in the Counselling Profession
- Attachment Theory
- Mental Health and Gut Biology
- Creative Therapy and Young People
- The Angry Child
- Motivational Interviewing
- Working Therapeutically with Substance Misuse
- Therapeutic Writing with Young People
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per 50 minute session