My aim is to provide a warn, confidential and safe place in which you can talk about and explore your difficulties and worries as well as your hopes and wishes.
I am an accredited counsellor with some 20 years experience. I have been living and working in Swanage on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck in Dorset since 2013. My work is relational and Integrative.
I will listen carefully and respectfully to your concerns, thoughts and feelings. And our sessions will be a conversation between us. I hope to help you notice and understand how you may be making certain choices in your life, or coping with difficulties you are experiencing. I will support you in using your resources and abilities to make any changes you may wish to make, or perhaps to see your life and situation from a new perspective
I offer individual long and short-term counselling and I am happy working with adolescents, adults and elderly people.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Arts Degree from Edinburgh University from 1968 and a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate from 1972
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling ( Kingston College) from 1999 and a Diploma in Group and Individual Supervision from 2006.
i have been in private practice since 2000 and have also worked for many years in a variety of counselling organisations. From 2001-2010 I was a counsellor and supervisor with the student counselling service of a college of the University of London .
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP)
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have some training in working with people with dementia