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B.A (Hons) Reg. MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Psychotherapist

About me

I am a registered MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor, offering Integrative therapies, Counselling and CBT services at my private practice in Southampton and across the whole of the UK via telephone and video. I am a Bupa Recognised Provider and Nuffield Health Associate Therapist. Appointments can be arranged via email or telephone. Please read further details here regarding the therapeutic services I can offer, or you can find detailed information on my website at: http://www.feelwhatyoufeelcounselling.com/

Seeking professional Counselling or Psychotherapy may seem very daunting and mind-boggling at first especially if you have arrived today after exploring various options without coming to any conclusions, or perhaps you already know about Counselling & Psychotherapy and therefore are seeking a new therapist. Whatever your reason is for visiting this website I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you.

Each and every one of us experience difficulties, however different at some point in our lives. At times it may feel like we are unable to see the wood for the trees. I provide a warm and empathic space for clients to talk about issues that they may not normally be able to share with others, who may be too close to the situation or biased in some way. I believe clients are the experts on their lives and so, by working with you I will facilitate you on your journey, by not telling you what to do, but helping you towards a deeper understanding of your concerns. When talking therapy is not appropriate I am also able to offer healing through therapeutic tools and creative mediums.

I am available for short term therapies 6-12 weeks, longer term, or one off sessions. Ongoing sessions can be booked weekly, fortnightly, monthly or flexible terms.

My Approach

As an integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist I draw on elements of different perspectives and provide a unique therapy which can be adapted to suit a client's needs. By working with you I use the insights and techniques of Humanistic Counselling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this may give you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and work towards a new and happier sense of self. Below is a very brief description of the approaches I use in my practice, you may find these present in our therapy sessions together. These approaches build a strong foundation for our therapeutic relationship to grow in a safe and supporting environment. By using Clarkson's Five Relationship Model as a framework I am able to integrate these seemingly different approaches.

Humanistic Counselling offers a non-judgemental relationship between the therapist and client; this enables the client to explore what they need and want in the ‘here and now,’ and how they can reach this goal. Gestalt Therapy in particular focuses on the development of the client’s holistic awareness of themselves, their circumstances and how they live in those circumstances. During this therapy various therapeutic tools and creative mediums maybe used.

Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on unconscious thought processes which manifest themselves in a client's behaviour. The approach seeks to increase a client's self-awareness and understanding of how the past has influenced present thoughts and behaviours, by exploring their unconscious patterns. Clients are encouraged to explore unresolved issues and conflicts, and to talk about important people and relationships in their life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works on exploring how negative thoughts and feelings can affect our behaviour and how different aspects of these can be changed to resolve a particular problem or issue

In addition to the above I also can offer clients Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, or Inner Child Therapy when appropriate for their needs.

My Past Experience

  • University Counsellor
  • Bereavement Counsellor
  • School Counsellor

My Current Practice

  • Independent Counsellor & Psychotherapist running my own private practice called: 'Feelwhatyoufeel Counselling & Psychotherapy'
  • I am a Bupa Recognised Provider
  • Nuffield Health Associate Therapist
  • Extensive Experience in EAP Work






Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist (054551) - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • DBS Enhanced Certificate
  • B.A (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (Integrative) - University of Southampton
  • Higher National Diploma in Counselling (Humanistic - Gestalt)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Supervision - Open College (National UK Therapists Register- SFTR Accredited)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person - Centred)
  • Certificate in Bereavement Training (Eastleigh Bereavement Service)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Couples Counselling
  • Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
  • Art Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Harm & Suicide Awareness Training
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training
  • Testimony Psychotherapy
  • Trauma
  • Sexualised Trauma
  • Creative Counselling & Therapeutic Tools
  • Psychopathology & Mental Health.
  • MSc Social Work Training (1st Year Studied)
  • Many Years Experience In Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Bupa Recognised Provider
  • Nuffield Health Associate Therapist


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.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Ex-Military Service Personnel (Veterans)
  • Inner Child Work
  • Psychotherapy
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Age Related Issues
  • Menopause/Surgical Menopause
  • Jealousy
  • Life Changes
  • School Counselling. College and University Counselling
  • Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy
  • Mediation
  • Advice
  • Guidance.


Fees

£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Bupa, Nuffield Health & Psychological Providers

I have a different fee structure in place for client referrals please contact me direct thank you.

Individual Counsellor/Therapist Supervision

£50.00 (60 minutes) or £75.00 (90 Minutes) face to face

Individual Telephone or Skype Supervision

£50.00 (60 Minutes)

External organisations requiring therapies or supervision for larger groups please contact me to discuss your requirements.

































When I work

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Further information

Southampton, Hampshire, SO18

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I am providing therapies via telephone, online and instant messaging.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

Online
Phone

I am pleased to be able to offer integrative supervision to individual supervisees' at my private practice in Southampton.

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