There can be times in life, where we may need help to weather emotional difficulties we encounter, through loss (bereavement or loss of a relationship, job or life changes), stress (anxiety, depression) and relationship problems (including how we feel about ourselves). For whatever reason you may be seeking help, it's a brave step to acknowledge and address this, by taking the first step in looking for support.
I offer a warm welcoming, safe and non-judgemental place, to share what's going on for you. By working together, at your pace, I will invite you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences to help you gain some understanding and awareness. By doing so, you are providing the potential for change and choices and I will support you along the way.
How to get started:
- Contact me by email or phone with brief details. I will respond within 24hrs.
- Have a free 20-30 min consultation for us to talk about what you would like to address and gain from counselling and to ensure I am a good fit for you.
- Once you are ready, we can then agree how you want to go ahead with weekly / fortnightly sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 4 years experience as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, incorporating Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis theories, which means I use different ways of working for your unique and individual needs. I have an Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Theory and continued professional development training, forms an important part of my practice.
A previous career working as a Holistic Therapist / Reflexologist has given me a wealth of knowledge around health and wellbeing as well as experience working within drug and alcohol recovery treatment centres, both in the UK and Portugal.
I currently work in private practice with Adults and young people 16+ and with with Dorset charity, Mosaic working with bereaved children and young people.
I have a wide experience of working with bereavement and loss, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low mood, stress, low self-esteem, lack of confidence and further areas as indicated below.
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.
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
£45 per session (50 minutes)
Concessions offered for
At the moment I am offering both online and in person.