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BACP Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor

About me

In Person, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Critical incidents/on-site work?

Seeking counselling can sometimes feel difficult, to find someone who you can connect with you and to hear and understand the difficulties that you might be experiencing. However I am glad you have now made that first step.

I am passionate about the work I do as an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor. I work privately, EAP and Critical incidents/on-site work.

I have 45 years experience working within the health care industry in UK and Australia. Previously I have worked with NHS GP Practices, BCH Police and as a Renal Counsellor. I am a Critical incident/onsite Counsellor

I also offer outdoor walking sessions.

I welcome enquiries about counselling. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you would like more information. Please give me a call on: 07769046223 or click here to send me an email.

If we find that I am not the right counsellor for you, perhaps I can be of assistance in finding the right therapist and therapy that you require.

Having a good therapeutic relationship with my clients, where they feel safe, is paramount to the way I work.

I really enjoy working with student counsellors, during their training. I offer a reduced rate for offering this service.

I am an experienced qualified supervisor, I offer supervision to qualified counsellors.

I offer supervision to student counsellors at a reduced rate.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling 2007.
  • Diploma in Counselling 2005.
  • Counselling for Depression 2014
  • Couples and other relationships Certificate 2020
  • Qualified Supervisor.

Types of Therapy:

  • Brief Therapy
  • Couples and other relationships
  • Integrative
  • Person Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Long Term Therapy
  • Counselling for Depression
  • EAP

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • bullying and bullying in the work place
  • cultural issues
  • disability
  • health related issues
  • identity problems
  • loss,
  • men's issues
  • mental health issues
  • obsessions
  • personal development
  • redundancy
  • service Veterans
  • sexual identity
  • women's issues
  • men's issues
  • work related issues
  • Renal counselling.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per session. 

£70 Couples and other relationships

I also offer reduced fees to student counsellors in training.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I also provide evening and Saturday appointments I offer Zoom, Skype  and Whats App counselling if required.

Further information

Access on ground floor.

Free parking outside.

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Counselling room is on first floor. However alternative room is available on ground floor if required. Free parking directly outside.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

See information about supervision section

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