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BA (Hons) Counselling, MBACP Accredited.

About me

I am a Person Centred / Humanistic Counsellor, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP ) with over fourteen years counselling experience.

My approach to counselling is based on the belief that every one of us has the ability to move in the direction of a more fulfilling and authentic life. During our sessions you will be encouraged to develop your self-awareness. Counselling will assist you in understanding how you relate within yourself and relate to others. This will assist you in becoming more empowered when making decisions about your future.

I offer both short and long term counselling which provides clients with the time and space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment.     
My practice is based in Spetisbury, Blandford Forum approximately a 20 minute drive from Poole town centre. I am conveniently placed to see clients from; Broadstone, Corfe Mullen, Dorchester, Wimborne, Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling (2009) University of East Anglia

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2007)

Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Senior Nurse for 17 years

Certificate in Counselling Supervision

Group Facilitator for a National Charity

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety / Depression

 Mental Health Issues.




Group Facilitation

Counselling Supervision / Clinical Supervision

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

Individual Counselling
£50 per 50 minute session.

Aviva Recognised Therapist (Fee Assured)

Concessionary rate  available in some circumstances.


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

09.00-17.00 hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Further information

My past counselling experience includes working for the national charity MIND for three years and a NHS Hospital Bereavement Service. I have experience working within NHS General Practice.

I currently provide a health monitoring and counselling service to a large organisation within the public sector. I have several years' experience working within the addiction field. I see clients at my private practice based in Blandford Forum in a tranquil setting on the River Stour. The practice is approximately a twenty minute drive from Poole town centre.

Referrals can be made via; Self referral, Health Professionals, Companies and Employee Assistance Programmes


I offer either individual or group supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and  to those within the helping professions.

Individual supervision fee £45.00 per hour.
Group supervision fee available on request.

Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

On site parking available. Ground floor practice with dedicated WC

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I offer supervision to person centred, humanistic / integrative counsellors.

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