I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and have worked with clients who have been struggling with various emotional troubles or difficulties in their life.
I offer a warm, caring and confidential space where you can talk about the issues you are facing. My approach is accepting and non-judgmental, giving you the time and space to be heard. I work respectfully alongside you and encourage you to find greater self-awareness, a sense of what’s happening in your life, and finding a way to live a more fulfilling life – it’s not about me giving you advice.
I am Hampshire-based and the sessions take place in a comfortable counselling room in the village of Four Marks. There is parking available, toilet facilities and good disabled access.
Counselling may seem really daunting at first, so please feel free to call me or email with any questions you have. If you like, we can then meet up for an initial appointment, essentially to meet each other and discover if we could work together. There is no ongoing obligation to meet thereafter.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fully Qualified Counsellor
- BACP Registered Member
- BA (Hons) degree in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Middlesex)
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute, London)
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by their Ethical Framework. In line with this, I have regular supervision and am committed to my own professional development. I hold professional indemnity insurance and a valid DBS certificate.
I have worked as a counsellor since 2013, which includes working for two counselling charities, a Domestic Abuse organisation and as a school counsellor.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a Parenting Facilitator / Trainer for a family support charity in Southampton. Prior to being a counsellor, I worked in the Corporate Events Industry.
My counselling approach is Person-Centred. I work with adults of all ages, from students aged 18 and over through to senior citizens, across a wide range of issues, both short and longer term.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
My standard fee is £50 per 50 minute session.
Next Steps …
The relationship between me as counsellor, and you is at the heart of successful therapy so it’s important to choose someone who is right for you. Our initial meeting will give us the chance to get to know each other a little. You can tell me what you’re struggling with and ask any questions about the counselling process. I will explain how I work, and we can talk about how and when we could work together. After this initial session, there is no obligation to proceed. The initial appointment is for 50 minutes and will cost £50.
If you wish to proceed, subsequent appointments will be for 50 minutes and cost £50 per appointment. Counselling may be short term (around 6 weeks) or more long term but we can discuss what is suitable and agree this together. We can continue to review these timings throughout our counselling.
In an emergency, please contact NHS 111, your GP or the Samaritans on 116 123.