I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist and BACP Accredited counsellor and am also endorsed by Barnardo's to work with adoption related issues. I have been established in private practice sine 2004. It gives me great pleasure to see clients working through their difficulties and feeling able to move forward in their lives with renewed confidence.
My role is to help you to help yourself. I have a wealth of experience to offer, gained through work in the NHS, Barnardo’s and private practice.
I have a particular interest in working with the impact of loss. Many of my clients have experienced some kind of loss or fear of loss: of a loved one, a relationship, a job, health, of confidence and self esteem or of a sense of safety following trauma leading to a loss of connection with themselves and others.
I believe that forming a strong therapeutic relationship is key to supporting you and with that in mind offer an initial appointment of thirty minutes,free of charge and without further obligation, which provides an opportunity to meet and for you to ask any questions you may have. Please get in touch if you have any queries or would like to make an appointment.
I offer clinical supervision to trainee and experienced, qualified counsellors and psychotherapists on an individual or group basis. Please see my supervision profile for further details.
Throughout my working life I have been involved in working with other people and supporting and encouraging them in their personal development. Prior to training as a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked in Human Resources. I began my counselling training to enhance my personnel skills and rapidly discovered a real passion for my client work and decided to focus specifically on developing my capacity to support others through psychotherapy.
I have gained a wealth of experience through my work for the NHS, several bereavement charities, Barnardo's, Employee Assistance Programmes and some corporate work where bereavements have occurred in the workplace as well as running a busy private practice located a mile from Winchester City centre.
Working in this field there is always something new to learn and I regularly invest in continuing professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
PTSTA: I am endorsed as a Supervisor and Trainer by the European Association of Transactional Analysis
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
BACP Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Certified Transactional Analyst (psychotherapy) (European Association of Transactional Analysis)
MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
Clinical Diploma Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy ( Metanoia Institute)
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis (Peter Symonds College)
Certificate inCounselling Skills
Barnardo's Endorsed Adoption Counsellor
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy: Accredited Member
European Association of Transactional Analysis
United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis
International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis
MCIPD Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Introductory Session (30 minutes) Free of charge and without further obligation.
Individual (50 minutes). £55 per appointment.
Couples (75 minutes) £ 80 per appointment.
Supervision (60 minutes) £55 per appointment.
Concessions are available. Please enquire for further information.
Monday- Thursday 8a.m. - 6p.m.
FREE INITIAL APPOINTMENT
Finding the right therapist for you is an important and establishing a good therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy. With this in mind, I offer an initial appointment of thirty minutes duration, free of charge and without further obligation. This enables us to meet, for you to ask any questions you may have and for us to explore the possibility of working together.
If you have any queries or would like further information, please contact me by telephone or email. I look forward to hearing from you.
I work in private practice based a mile from Winchester city centre. Free parking is available on site, alternatively my office is readily accessible by the number 5 bus, Sleeper's Hill is the nearest stop.