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BSc(Hons)Psych, PGDip(Couns), MBACP(Reg), PGDip(Supervision)

About me

Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, angry, powerless or stuck in some way. Talking through these feelings and getting an understanding of them can be a very effective way of finding a path through the difficulties that life throws at us.

As a qualified therapist with over 10 years experience, I can provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for us to explore and process together the issues facing you.

Compassionately talking through difficult or confusing issues in the present or from your past can bring an immediate sense of relief, and has the potential to bring significant change. 

When you contact me ...

... I will suggest that we meet for an initial session.  During your session, you can tell me what has brought you to therapy, ask any questions you want and I will explain how I work. After this session you can decide whether you want to work with me and we can then arrange future session times.

I work in comfortable and welcoming counselling rooms, in the heart of the Hampshire town of Alton and in the village of Four Marks. There is parking nearby and toilet facilities at both rooms.

You may still have questions – I certainly can’t answer them all in this profile! If you do, please feel free to ring, text or email me and I will respond to you within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • BACP Registered Member
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (NCP Accredited)

Experience

I have worked as a Counsellor since 2011, I am also Head of Counselling for a large charitable organisation and a qualified Supervisor.

My counselling experience has included issues such as: bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety & stress, recovery from abuse, self harm, issues relating to caring for a relative, panic attacks, family & relationship concerns, coping with disability, career or life choices and questions of meaning and spirituality

My work background is in family and care work. I have run a number of women's groups, providing an environment for growth and mutual support. I have experience of issues surrounding disability, care management and support for carers and those in the caring profession.

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

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

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£55 Individual Counselling - 50 minutes

£60 for an hours Supervision (£90 1 1/2 hours)

When I work

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Friday daytime

Due to current high demand, from early May I will have 6 extra sessions available, please contact me for information and to reserve a space.

Further information

How I work …

My core training is in Psychosynthesis counselling, which is a holistic and integrative model. This means that in your sessions we will pay attention to your whole person: body, mind, feelings and spiritual, and take into consideration all your needs, from the basic psychological needs for security, love, relationships, respect and recognition, to the needs for meaning, higher values and self-realisation.

In your sessions, along with talking therapy, I can use many simple and effective psychosynthesis techniques such as guided imagery, visualisation, inner dialogue, dream work and drawing. These are just some of the tools which I can use to help you to broaden your awareness of yourself and the world around you, and to get in touch with your inner strengths and wisdom so that you can make a positive change in your life.

Alton, Hampshire, GU34

Pure Alternative Therapies, 131 Victoria Road, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2DD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My premises in Four Marks is wheelchair accessible. I currently have no sessions available in Four Marks however I would be keen to offer you counselling and work with you to find a way forward working online until an in person session becomes available.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

As your supervisor I will provide you with a supportive space where we can reflect on your work and your relationship with your clients.

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