I am a Person Centred counsellor, registered with the BACP and I have spent the last 18 months working as a volunteer for two charitable organisations who specialised in Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Bereavement. I volunteer for a bereavement helpline and I am also a carer for a family member, who fills up my spare time.
As a private counsellor I offer an initial 6 sessions, but do not put a final session limit for any long term work. I like to review how we are doing periodically, to ensure that what we are doing is working for you, you feel that you are working towards your goals and that you wish to continue our sessions.
I offer an optional initial 15-20 minute session that is free at a mutually convenient time, this can be in person or over the phone. This is an opportunity for us to go through how I work with clients and a chance for you to say what you would like to achieve from counselling. It is also nice to have an initial contact, to get a feel of whether you would like working with me as your therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed all my training at Bournemouth and Poole College of Further Education and I have a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I recently became a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I am currently training in Complex Trauma with Janina Fisher and have also undergone training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) through an agency I volunteered with.
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
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session, some reduced fees can offered for those who are out of work.
Concessions offered for
I currently work part time from a premises in Parkstone, which has plenty of free parking available to clients.