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About me

I am a relational integrative therapist. This means that you and I work in partnership to navigate a way to support you to face whichever challenges you would like to overcome. Sometimes this can be achieved through short-term work (up to 12 weeks) and sometimes a contract for much longer work will be what you need.  The development of relationship between me (the therapist), and you (the client) is the driving force of how I work. Through the development of a trusted alliance we can begin to explore any vulnerabilities you bring safely in order to make sense of them together.

My background purports therapeutic relationships as key to supporting individuals to set goals, affect change and achieve full potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified level 5 BACP Integrative Therapist. I have also had specialist trauma training and I am experienced with working with survivors of trauma and clients living with the effects of PTSD. I am a volunteer therapist at a local charity offering therapy for survivors of sexual trauma and domestic violence. I work either face to face from a private studio in Poole,  or online via Zoom. 

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Our first contact will be a short telephone conversation after which we will book a first session if you would like to begin therapy. The first contact may feel a little anxiety provoking, and it is  perfectly normal to experience a little worry about it.  I will be led by you,  by what you would like to bring and the goals you would like to work towards.

Session fees are £50 per session.

When I work

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Further information

I am currently seeing clients for face to face appointments or online via zoom. I can also offer telephone appointments. COVID mitigation is in place for clients using the face to face service.

11 Hunt Road, Poole, BH15 3QD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom