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Dip. Couns. Dip Sup. MBACP

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor, and have worked in the Aldershot, Farnborough and Farnham areas for the past 17 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 individuals 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:

  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Redundancy
  • Cancer
  • Health related issues
  • Men’s’ issues
  • Young people 13+
  • Self Esteem
  • Personal Development
  • Trauma
  • 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/

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Fees are £45 per 50 minutes, 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 although I am currently working online only 

Cancellations

Should you need to cancel an appointment, 24 hours notice is required. Missed appointments are charged if adequate notice is not given.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Friday all day.

Further information

Supervision

  • 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.

Fees

Qualified counsellors
Individual supervision for qualified counsellors £75 for 1.5 hours.

Student counsellors
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.

Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

Online

I Qualified as a Supervisor in 2012 after completing a diploma course with Cascade Associates.

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