As many people are experiencing added anxiety with the coronavirus, I will be offering a 30% discount for phone and online sessions during this time.
You may be going through a difficult patch in your life, or feel stuck and are wondering if counselling may help you find a way through. I offer a warm, accepting, confidential environment in which to make your healing journey; discover your strengths and move forward with your life.
You are the expert on yourself: I am there to facilitate your recovery, self-exploration and the growth of your inner resources. Ultimately, what will make the changes you hope for possible will be our relationship: A relationship in which to feel heard, respected, understood, accepted and safe.
Because this relationship is so important to the counselling, I usually suggest that we meet for a free introductory session to make sure that you feel I am the right person for you.
Counselling takes place in a comfortable and private room which is easily accessible from the A3. The room is set up to facilitate both talking and creative therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a lifetime of experience working with adults, teenagers and children in different contexts, including therapeutic communities, schools and the developing world. My counselling experience covers a range of issues: Baby loss, anxiety, bereavement, school phobia, living with difference, chronic illness, cross-cultural stress, depression, social anxiety, family breakdown, abuse, loneliness, parenting problems, low self-esteem, spiritual crisis and many more.
Whatever problem you wish to work on, I offer an integrated service drawing from the best of different approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic, person-centred, mindfulness, psychodynamic and creative therapies.
I hold an advanced DBS for working with vulnerable adults and for the child workforce.
My qualifications and experience:
- Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling (Level 7): Roehampton University.
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) individual member.
- Petersfield Counselling Service: General adult counselling.
- Lifeline: Baby-loss counselling: Reading, Berkshire.
- CAMHS (Child And Mental Health Services): Art therapy with children as trainee.
- Story Links Certificate: Therapeutic Story Writing: Hampshire Services.
- Level 4. Positive Parenting Program Provider
- Bachelor of Arts Hons: Related Arts: Chichester University.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
During the coronavirus crisis and the added anxiety which this brings for many, I am offering an hour's phone or online session for a 30% discount.
I usually charge £50 for a one hour session face to face.