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About me

Life can be challenging and throw us off balance. It is normal to struggle from time to time, but there are changes that can be made to make to make things easier. I’m here to help you navigate the changes and experience the relief and lightness you’re looking for. I’m a counsellor with a passion for therapy that makes a real difference in people’s lives.

Do you feel bruised by life, as if the slightest thing could open up the wounds all over again?

Are you driven but worried everything could crash around you if you stop ‘doing’?

Always ‘doing’ and never ‘being’ can be exhausting. It can sap your confidence and leave you feeling low, anxious and sometimes you can lose connection with your true self.

Together we can explore how you feel, who you are and what you really need, even if you aren’t really sure of what that is right now.

Counselling will give you the opportunity to pause, breathe, reflect, and be heard. An opportunity which can bring about greater understanding and self-awareness, a fresh perspective, and a stronger sense of self.

I find that words often fail us – we cannot find the words to really express the spectrum of emotions we are feeling. Therefore, occasionally, with your permission and with your comfort level being the most important thing to me, I may introduce a creative way of working.
Working creatively may mean using stones, shells, drawings or small objects to bring a different focus to our work which may enable us to gain alternative valuable insights that support your healing.

I offer counselling to individuals from all backgrounds aged 16+.

Training, qualifications & experience

FEEDBACK FROM CLIENTS
“I feel so at ease talking to you & being able to open up to you in a safe place has been wonderful”
“The work you do & the lovely, warm, caring & compassionate person that you are is a credit to your profession”
“People like me are so fortunate to have your help. You have helped me more than I could ever hope to explain”
“There are not enough words to express how thankful I am for your support these few months. Just that one hour (a week) made more of a difference than you’ll ever realise”
“Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and for helping me each step of the way”
EXPERIENCE
I work as a counsellor in private practice.

During my training, I have worked with survivors of rape and sexual violence at the charity Trust House in Reading. I worked with them for over 3 years providing counselling sessions there and at the SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) in Slough.

QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma in the therapeutic and educational application of the arts (IATE, London)
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling (Farnborough College of Technology)
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in counselling skills (CPTA Reading)
CPCAB level 2 Certificate in counselling skills (CPTA Reading)
CPCAB Introduction to counselling skills (Farnborough College of Technology)

FURTHER TRAINING
Forgiveness model
Attachment workshop
Anxiety: A compassion-focused approach
Shame in trauma
Suicide and self-harm
Phase-orientated trauma model
Relational depth
Working creatively with nesting dolls


The Association for Person Centred Creative Arts

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

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial consultation: I offer an initial 10-20 minute phone consultation which will help us both decide if therapy with myself is right for you. There will be no charge for this.

Session fees: £50 per 50-minute session

Payment: The session fee to be paid 48 hours in advance via BACS transfer in order to secure the booking. Subsequent sessions may be paid for by cash or bank transfer following prior agreement.

Cancellations: Cancellation of an appointment with less than 48 hours notice or failure to show for the appointment will incur the full fee.

When I work

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I offer face to face sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

I offer online sessions on Mondays.

Robinson Cottage, Folly Farm, Kingsclere Road, Ramsdell, Hampshire, RG26 5GJ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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