BACP Accredited Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
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I am a very experienced and qualified Person-Centered therapist and an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have successfully run my professional private practice for over a decade and work from a beautiful secluded residence in central Winchester. I work with adults, couples and young people and have experience of working with a wide range of issues; please see below for details. I am a registered Psychotherapist with a number of private healthcare providers, Employee Assistance Programme providers, the Police Firearm Officers Association (PFOA), Sporting Chance (clinic for professional sports people), One Savings Bank, Retail Trust, amongst others.
Whatever your presenting issues, concerns or goals may be, my aim is to provide you with a space and a quality of attention to help you explore and examine your life, your relationships and your career as you so wish. I will help you to think about and develop your options, and to decide a way forward for yourself. Whilst I often work with clients in crisis or in particular areas of difficulty I would also be keen to work with you if you are currently happy and successful and would like to enhance the quality of your life further. The first step is to call or email me and I will be happy to discuss any questions that you may have or provide you with any further information that you may require.
I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists as well as other professionals including NHS staff, social workers, teachers, coaches, legal professionals etc..
Areas of counselling I deal with:
- Affairs and betrayals
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related issues
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP (Accred)
Member of Accredited Voluntary Register - BACP
Certificate of Proficiency - BACP
BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NCFE Level 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory
NCFE Level 2 in Counselling Skills
Post Graduate Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision
Enhanced DBS Certificate
Training undertaken in working with:
Victims of Rape and Sexual Abuse
Personality Adaptations and Disorders
Mental Health and the Developing Mind
Trauma - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Attachment Relationships and Treatment
Child Protection issues
Loss and bereavement
I work in private practice and have worked with adults at Portsmouth Counselling Service and 11-25 year olds at Off the Record and Fareham College.
I also have experience of training and working in the Dramatic Arts, including aspects of Drama Therapy.
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)
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
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
Please do not hesitate to call or email in the first instance for a preliminary conversation about what you are looking for and what I can offer you.
Then, if you would like, I can book an appointment for an initial session. This is an opportunity to meet one another and see how we get on and might work together. It is a chance for you to tell me whatever you want to about your circumstances and to ask me whatever you might need to know about me and how I work.
Each individual session is charged at £55.00 and couples session at £65.00. I am willing to discuss concessionary rates if you want to come and do some work with me and would struggle to afford my whole fee.
When I work
Daytime and evening appointments available
I see clients at my private practice in Winchester.
My consulting room is discreet and peaceful and located in St Cross, Winchester close to the Water Meadows and St Catherine's Hill. The Cathedral and High Street are a 15 minute walk away.
Buses no1 and no69 stop immediately outside the practice. The bus station and railway station are within walking distance and there is free on-road car parking in the immediate area.
Winchester is accessible by public transport or car from many parts of Hampshire.