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BA Hons Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, Dip.Couns, MBACP

About me

Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. I am experienced in using humanistic and evidence based approaches to treat complex issues, across all ages. I have specialist training in eating disorders, anxiety and depression. 

I am experienced at working proficiently in different settings such as schools, the NHS and privately.  Over the years' I have developed a flexible approach to meet individual needs. I don't believe that one approach fits all, and am able to think creatively and outside the box if necessary. I have experience of and working with neuro diversity such as Autism and ADHD.  I am qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, if you are looking for a more structured, evidence based approach 'treatment' for difficulties such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and OCD.

Talking to a therapist can make a difference. The process can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply. Together we can work on developing alternative coping strategies, and new cognitive and behavioural patterns. I will listen to you without judgment and encourage you if needed, to have more compassion toward yourself.   I can work with you long term or short term, depending on your individual needs to support better mental health, improved relationships and quality of life. 

Taking this step can be daunting and overwhelming, I aim to help you or your child/young person feel at ease, in a safe and confidential environment, with the end goal of becoming fully self supporting.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experienced in working with all ages. Currently studying a Masters in CBT at the London Met University. 

  • Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Enhanced Evidence Based Practice for working with Children and Young People with Anxiety and Low Mood. (University of Reading)
  • BA Hons in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. (London and Middlesex)
  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling.                            
  • Experienced working with young people and children with Eating Disorders, including supporting parents, carers and siblings.
  • Experienced in working with clients diagnosed with H.I.V, including working with family members and partners.
  • Experienced in working with clients who are survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse and sexualised violence.
  • Experienced in specialised Pre-Trial therapy.                                      
  • Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Life Coaching.
  • Individual member of the BACP.
  • Individual member of the BABCP - and working toward accreditation. 

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer online or in person training and well-being programmes to schools and other services. Focusing on Eating Disorders, Anxiety, and Low Mood.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60

Offering a mixture of face to face and online therapy over Zoom. 

When I work

Weekdays.

Southampton, Hampshire, SO31

Healthspace, The Square, Bishops Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1AF

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families