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Dip/Psych/Couns (MBACP)

About me

  • My past and current employment within the NHS and other agencies for 22 years, has lent itself significantly to the experience and knowledge I have with the following;
  • Addictions Alcohol and Drug dependence,
  • PTSD and Serious Physical Injury.
  • Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse.
  • Sexual/Psychological Abuse.
  • Serious Sexual/ Physical assault.
  • Sexuality, Culteral Diversity.
  • Domestic violence
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Relationship Breakdown
  • Maternal Deprivation.
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Self Harm/ eating Disorders/Compulsions.
  • Enduring mental Health issues.
  • Palliative care

My 22 year background of working in acute Mental Health and Substance Misuse, wards, Rehabilitation Centres and community based Projects has introduced me to many situations and diverse cultures,  I am an experienced abuse worker allowing my knowledge to be firm in foundation but flexible in professional application.
I currently hold an enhanced DBS disclosure.
I am a registered member of the BACP ( British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for good Practice in Counselling  and Psychotherapy. www.bacp.co.uk. I am happy to accomodate short term interventions or long term if a client wishes to explore at a deeper level.
At any time throughout our contract you can discontinue the sessions if you feel the service is not what you require.
Essentially my work is for the over 18yrs clients, however I am willing to discuss the possibilities of a varying age group.

Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes.
I respect the anxieties attached to engaging with Counselling/Pyschotherapy so I am happy to take time to talk you through the process. All enquiries will be met empathically and confidentially.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.(MBCAP Registered) 2014
Counselling Level 3 2012
NVQ Assessor ED1 2009
Group Facilitation 2006
Auricular Acupuncture 2006
NVQ Level 3 Promoting Health & Independence.2004
Domestic Violence/ Working with Perpetrators 2009
Substance Misuse/Alcohol/Drugs Practitioner 2004
Motivational Interviewing 2004

Member organisations


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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

My fee is £40 per hour.
Group work fee's are negotiable.
Students Welcome fee's negotiable.

Online fees TBA.

Special rates for NHS staff.

When I work

I am flexible to meet my client needs, I am happy to take evening and weekend appointments. I am happy to travel.

Further information

I have worked as a practitioner for 24 yrs, my varying work roles have introduced me to many client issues, entrenched behaviours, emotional loss and the impact of diverse cultures and living in multi-cultural environments.
I have worked on Hospital wards, covering all levels of care and client needs.
My working career in the caring community started 24 years ago delivering Palliative Care to clients in their own homes. This was the beginning of my journey towards Counselling and Psychotherapy.
As a qualified group facilitator I am confident to deliver group therapy in a number of settings.
I can travel to a venue for group work if required.

Alverstoke, Fareham, Hampshire, PO12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults