I am a qualified Counsellor and member of BACP and an accredited registered member of the National Counselling Society.
I am aware how daunting coming to counselling might be, what if you have nothing to talk about, what if you don't want to talk about anything that might upset you? That's okay. I work with what you want to bring to a session I work in the here and now whilst respecting and acknowledging that the past has influenced who you are today. .I offer open ended or time specific counselling. This can be agreed at the beginning of our relationship, but can also be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that you are happy with your choices. It is important for the relationship that you feel a connection with me, as this is a relationship where you may be sharing things about yourself that you have never shared with anyone else, it is important that you feel safe with me and that you can trust me.
Counselling is about talking about the things you need to talk about, there is no easy solution, but what I hope to offer is a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which to explore those issues that may sometimes feel too over whelming. Or your need may be to have somewhere to talk and be heard without interruption and without judgement or criticism. I am here to facilitate the changes that you wish to make and if you don't want to make changes, then I am here to listen.
I work with adults, adolescents (13+) and couples. I am based between Salisbury, Romsey and The New Forest and can offer free parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed my training in the following:
Certificate in Couples Counselling with Basingstoke Counselling Training
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision accredited by the National Counselling Society
The Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Provider Training Course
DipHE in Humanistic (Gestalt) Counselling - University of Winchester
AQA Introduction to Counselling Concepts
AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Skills
Trauma training at PARCS
Anger Management Course – Bernadine Wilson, Anger Management Consultant
World Mental Health Day (Sussex Partnership)
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.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
I see individuals and couples on a weekly basis or bi weekly if preferred, for short or long term therapy.
£40-£45 per 50 minute session for individuals.
£65 per 70 minute session for couples.
Supervision: £50 per 1 hour session or part thereof.
I offer free parking in a confidential environment.
Messages can be left on my confidential answerphone, or enquiries can be made via email: