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MBACP Reg. Member Dip. in Counselling & Psychotherapy

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a fully qualified Counsellor who is offering face to face therapy sessions in my garden lodge situated near a nature reserve and also remotely via Zoom and telephone. 

I am aware that beginning your therapy could be a daunting process and you may have apprehension to choose someone who you will be able to trust and share your thoughts, feelings and life challenges. I work with people who bring a range of life problems, from relationship difficulties, family or work related issues, loss and bereavement, anxiety and depression to PTSD and trauma.

Perhaps you are visiting this website with a hope to find someone who could listen to you effectively and in the way that you will feel heard, listened and respected.
I truly believe that one of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another person has to say with the attention to that person's feelings, thoughts and life experiences. Perhaps you have struggled in the past or you are struggling with at the moment, maybe you feel you haven’t been able to live your life as you would have liked, free of judgement and accepted for who you are?

In addition you might be looking for someone who will be by your side to enable you to feel comfortable exploring your life journey in a non- judgemental and safe environment and supporting you to look at any aspects of your life or self which may be preventing you to find your full potential and happiness?

            “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”  

Throughout my professional experience I noticed the importance of the relational aspect of therapy alongside autonomy and understanding. These together play a significant role to a positive outcome of therapy. I believe that every person is unique within their experiences so as an integrative counsellor which mainly works in a psychotherapeutic way I am able to tailor the therapy to your needs with a variety of psychological theories.

I can support you and help you to explore the life challenges you are struggling with, my sole aim is to empower you to make positive changes in your life by using therapeutic skills and theories to create the changes into your life that you desire.

How I work.

I am passionate about what I do and feel strongly that although therapy can be emotionally challenging at times, it can also be inspiring and a life changing experience.       

I am able to offer an initial 30 min telephone consultation free of charge and in this session we will explore: 

  • What brings you to therapy?
  • Have you had any past experience of counselling or psychotherapy, and if so, how did you find it?
  • What is it you want to get out of the experience?

We can decide whether we can work together on a short or long term basis depending on your preference, but most importantly, this session will allow you to get the sense of whether I would be the right therapist for you and also able to get a feel how I work, prior to making any financial commitment.   

I would then offer you a regular, weekly session of 50 minutes.

I really hope my profile has encouraged you to begin your therapy journey and I very much look forward to hearing from you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy 

I incorporate a variety of theories into my counselling work these include: Psychodynamic approach; I believe that psychological problems result from the present day are the influence of unconscious mind or motivations stemming from past relationships and experiences.
Transactional Analysis (TA), Attachment therapy, Existential and also creative work: mindful colouring or creating timeline.    

  • EATA Transactional Analysis TA 101 Certificate
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills at Peter Symonds Collage Adult & Higher Education 2017
  • BACP online and telephone course/coronavirus primer
  • Online Therapy Institute "Moving your practice online"
  • CPD workshops "Working with complex grief" "Working creatively with timelines from psychodynamic & trauma perspective" "Working with trauma" "Polyvagal theory and Transactional Analysis (TA)"
  • CPD Certificate "Training for Bereavement Counselling - The nature of Grief & Attachment theory"
  • Inner Child Healing Diploma Certificate 2022
  • 2019 –present volunteering as a Counsellor in various charitable organisations.
  • I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to this Ethical Framework.

Member organisations


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

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

Free initial 30min therapy consultation. 

Andover, Hampshire, SP10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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