I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor, and have worked in the Aldershot, Farnborough and Farnham areas for the past 15 years.
I worked as a counsellor at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care for 12 years which was an incredible privilege. I also provided counselling supervision.
I am the clinical Lead at No5 Young People, a counselling agency based in Reading offering free counselling for young people aged between 10 and 25 years old.
I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
Sometimes it's hard to talk to friends or family about difficult issues, or perhaps you feel don't want to upset or burden them. This is where talking to a counsellor can often help.
I strongly believe the work is based in the relationship with the client and I have developed an approach and attitude which helps clients to feel safe, heard and valued.
I specialise in counselling people who have experienced bereavement and loss and have much experience working in palliative care and the many issues that presents.
I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
My counselling practice in Farnham is on the borders of Hampshire and Surrey and I am easily accessible from Camberley, Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Lightwater, Sandhurst, Basingstoke, Godalming, Guildford, Woking, Liphook and Bordon. I offer a comfortable and private room for us to meet in.
We can arrange an initial free 30 minute session to establish what you are looking for from counselling and to confirm that we're happy to work together.
I also offer Zoom & Skype sessions which can offer flexibility and overcome the issues of distance and time zone.
I am also offer supervision and have much experience working with qualified and trainee counsellors. In my experience trainees can really benefit from sharing the learning journey alongside other counselling trainees in a group setting.
What I can help with:
- Communication between couples
- Couple counselling
- Health related issues
- Men’s’ issues
- Self Esteem
- Personal Development
- Mental health issues
- Work related issues
- To come alongside you if you are approaching the end of your life
- Just somebody to talk to in confidence
Counselling and psychotherapy in Hampshire and Surrey within easy reach and providing counselling in Aldershot, counselling in Farnham, counselling in Fleet, Farnborough , Guildford, Church Crookham, Wrecclesham, Lower Bourne, Runfold, Badshot Lea, Tongham, Ash Vale, Weybourne, Upper Hale, Alton, Bentley, Godalming, Camberley, in Woking and Guildford.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Young People - No5 Young People - 2018
- Certificate in Couple Counselling - Human Givens - 2016
- Diploma in Group and individual supervision - Cascade Associates - 2012
- Certificate in bereavement counselling - Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care - 2005
- Diploma in Integrative therapeutic Counselling - Farnborough Technical College - 2004
- Certificate in Counselling studies - Farnborough Technical College - 2003
- Certificate in Counselling skills - Farnborough Technical College - 2002
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. https://www.bacp.co.uk/
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £45 per 50 minutes for single clients, and £65 for couples, payable in advance.
I offer an initial assessment for 30 minutes that is free of charge. This is so we can meet, discuss your needs and decide if you would like to proceed.
My practice is based at Still House in central Farnham.
Should you need to cancel an appointment, 24 hours notice is required. Missed appointments are charged if adequate notice is not given.
- I Qualified as a Supervisor in 2012 after completing a diploma course with Cascade Associates.
- I can provide one-to-one supervision and group supervision.
- I supervise qualified counsellors but I am also experienced in supervising student counsellors. I have found that group supervision with students is a particularly rich and supportive way to help on the journey towards becoming qualified.
My style of supervision is quite collaborative in the group setting.
I initially enquire if anyone in the group has anything more pressing than the other members. Based on responses the time is divided up between each supervisee accordingly.
I feel it is important for supervisees to feel supported in their role as counsellor for the work they do with their clients.
It is vital that a supervisee can feel that they can bring any client issue, anything they doubt in themselves or any question regarding their work, without feeling criticised.
There is no such thing as a stupid question!
I believe that supervisees should feel comfortable in supervision and look forward to attending.
Individual supervision for qualified counsellors £75 for 1.5 hours.
Individual supervision for student counsellors £55 for 1.5 hours.
Group supervision £40 per member for 2 hours. (min 2, max 4 members).
Completion of the necessary supervisor paperwork for colleges as and when required is included in the fee.