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About me

Relationship/Couple therapy

I​ am an experienced, Relate trained relationship counsellor. I understand that difficulties can often beset relationships, whether partner or family.

So often, couples can lose sight of each other within the complexities of modern living. I can help you to identify where your relationship is currently, how it has got there and, should you want to change the course of your future relationship, how you might reframe this.

Relationship MOT

We have our cars and boilers serviced regularly to ensure they're smooth running and to try to prevent breakdowns. Yet we can often neglect our relationship until problems become more significant and entrenched.

In a Relationship MOT we will explore your current situation. It is a health check that offers an overview of your relationship at the moment. It is designed to help you understand some of the issues you, or you and your partner, may be facing.

Alcohol and Drug problems

​I have over ten years' experience in working with alcohol and drug problems, and addiction.

I recognise that when alcohol or drug use becomes problematic, it will often have been an important coping strategy over time.

I believe that we need to think about alcohol and drug use from a biological, a psychological and a social perspective.

We can think about the biological effects - on the brain, on other parts of the body

We can think about the psychological effects- what does alcohol do for your coping, for your mood? These effects might be both positive and negative.

We can think about the social effects. What is the effect on your work relationships, on your home life and on your intimate relationships.

We can think about the mind and the body being connected, with both the mind and the body affecting the development and the progression of problematic or addictive alcohol and drug use within a social and cultural context.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked for over 15 years in my specialist area, across third sector organisations and more recently with Relate and within the NHS. I am a qualified, Relate trained, Relationship Counsellor.

I have also worked as both a practitioner and as a manager in alcohol and drug services ranging from community services providing harm reduction advice, alcohol brief intervention services and residential alcohol and drug detox and rehabilitation services.

I am a member of the BACP and follow the BACP code of conduct.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Relationship/Marriage MOT

Fees

Additional information

  • £65-£75 Couple
  • £50 Individual

Headley, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35

Farnham, Surrey, GU9

Type of session

In person