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About me

Are you feeling anxious, worn down or angry? Perhaps you’re going through something hard, and you feel uncertain about the way forward. Something is missing. And you’re not quite sure who you want to be…

Counselling provides a psychological mirror which helps you to change…  

As a person-centred therapist I work with you on the understanding that you are in process, with respect to your self-development. While as an experienced clinical professional I can offer psycho-education for your use of coping mechanisms, which make all the difference to your confidence, relationships and quality-of-life.

I can help you reach short-term goals or work alongside you, offering continued support and personality development over a longer term. I have supported people across the full spectrum of mental health and emotional distress, from mild anxiety to severe schizophrenia.

I welcome a (free) initial phone consultation. Or, visit my website to learn more about how I work and watch my professionally produced film, used by organisations to drive male engagement in therapeutic services.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.

I run a successful private practice in Winchester and have worked as a therapist for a domestic abuse agency, employee assistance programmes and an online digital counselling service for children and young people. I am an associate therapist for a government services provider. 

I have supported people across the full spectrum of mental health and emotional distress, from mild anxiety and work stress to severe schizophrenia. 

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. ​​

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • £60 - in person at my practice in Winchester, UK.
  • £45 - online (video call) & telephone counselling.​​

All one-to-one sessions are 50 mins long.

Cancellations and concessions:

I require 2 days’ notice (48 hours) for cancellations in order for charges to be avoided. 

I keep limited space for concessions because I know that psychological distress can result in lost or reduced income. Contact me and we'll talk it through.

When I work

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Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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