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About me

Most of the time we can find our own way through life but sometimes we could do with a little support and encouragement.

I work with people to make sense of their experiences and find a way to manage the complexities of life, relationships and personal wellbeing. This reduces anxiety and increases your confidence so that you can move forward in a more balanced and fulfilling way.

Counselling is not just for those in crisis - it is often helpful in preventing things getting to that point. You may be feeling anxious, weighed down, alone or unhappy. Perhaps you are carrying something heavy or painful that has happened to you.

Talking things through and creatively expressing yourself can help you to understand your thoughts and feelings: enabling you to heal and grow. The challenges you face feel more manageable freeing up your energy to focus on what is important to you.

Whatever concerns you, I will work with you to create a unique helping relationship and together, we will find a way through.

To find out more:

Pop over to my website or Call/Text/Email to book a free 30 minute chat where we can meet and explore your main concerns or questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I appreciate that we are all different and do not have a one size fits all approach to therapy.

I engage with a combination of therapeutic techniques within the humanistic approach and can work with you on a long or short-term basis.

I have worked with a range of issues including; abuse, anxiety, childhood trauma, chronic pain, depression, health/disability, loss, parenting, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm and trust. I am trauma-informed and have also worked with young people (12-25) and individuals from service/military families.

Qualifications: Diploma and Degree (BA) in Humanistic Counselling.

Additional training in: Autism, Child Psychology, Criminal Psychology, EMDR, Intrusive Thoughts, Managing Emotions, Mental Health, Neuroscience of Trauma, Safeguarding, Sexuality and Gender (LGBTQ+), Sexual Abuse, Working Creatively (sandtrays, dreams, artistic exploration), Working Online and Working with Young People

I am fully insured and a registered member of BACP.

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

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

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Fees

Additional information

First meeting: free 30 minutes

Counselling sessions: £45 for 50 minutes

Further information

Contact anytime. If I am unavailable, please leave your name, number and a brief message (eg a good time for me to call you back). I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please enquire about home visits within the Chichester area (ie residential homes, hospice care etc).

Room in Chichester is ground floor and wheelchair friendly. Room in Petersfield is on the 2nd floor with no wheelchair access. Both buildings have toilets and cafes available. Parking nearby.

See website for more info.

The Pavilion, Connolly Way, Chichester, PO19 6DA

Worcester House, 4 Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4JD

Type of session

In person
Phone

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