A qualified and committed Humanistic & Integrative therapist, possessing the necessary qualities needed to work effectively with adults, adolescents and children.
I work in a private practice of therapist at Lanes Counselling and in a busy primary school in Hampshire ,providing counselling to those impacted by the effects of metal health, additional needs, terminal diagnosis and trauma.
I value individual difference, honesty, integrity and the want to find your own path. I strongly believe people can be empowered to find their own answers through the unique counselling relationship. I have sound knowledge of a range of theoretical approaches to counselling and their application, and am able to deeply empathise whilst retaining an objective and realistic approach to a persons individual needs.
There can be times in life that leave us feeling alone, anxious and desperate for a break from our own mind. These are the times that you are likely to find yourself in search of help and a sense of direction as to how to heal or make difficult decisions. The pain of depression and anxiety can be unbearable and cruel, however I whole heartedly believe that a chance to explore and re-process a situation can lead us to find resolution and a choice of change.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial training began at Peterborough city college where I qualified in Level 2 in counselling skills and level 3 in counselling concepts.
I continued my training at The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham and successfully obtained a First-Class BSc (Hons) in Humanistic / Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I have attended many varied training and professional development workshops including :
- Introduction to Therapeutic work with children - Terapia
- Certificate in couples counselling
- Play therapy
- Working with CYP Jan -
- Neuroscience behind play
- Rewind Trauma therapy (CPD)
- TQUK Level 3 Award in Adult and Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
- PODS Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery (CPD)
- Outcome star training (Evidence based tool that measures change)
- Edge of darkness & the razors edge - Suicide and Self-Harm (CPD)
- Safe guarding training
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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