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I am a fully qualified, experienced and BACP Accredited Counsellor. I previously worked as a primary school teacher and special needs coordinator. I am passionate about supporting adults and young people to develop awareness and coping strategies to support positive well-being.
I have experience as a Secondary School Counsellor working with young people experiencing difficulties such as parental separation, anxiety, loss, bereavement, bullying, self-injury, low self-esteem, anger, stress and low mood. I am currently able to accept referrals for any young person aged 14 and above.
I also have many years of experience working with adults experiencing work related stress, anxiety, relationship issues and experiences of domestic abuse. I also specialise in grief and loss work.
I can also use creative techniques (if appropriate) to support people in sharing and making sense of their experiences and developing new and existing coping strategies.
I am training in EMDR therapy and can work with single traumatic events, road traffic accidents or phobias. I am also trained to use coaching tools within my therapeutic approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma (HE) Humanistic Counselling (Gestalt) (2017)
- Counselling Skills Level 3 (2014)
- Counselling Skills Level 2 (2013)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies: Special Needs (2013)
- Qualified Teacher (Primary) 2009
- Psychology BSc (Hons) 2008
- EMDR Basic Training - EMDR Europe (Part 1 - Nov 2023)
- Coaching for Counsellors - Rowan Consultancy (Sept 2022)
- Fareham College: Adult Tutor - Level 5 BTEC in Therapeutic Counselling Skills (September 2022 to present)
- Brockenhurst College: Adult Tutor - Level 2 & 3 Counselling Skills (January 2021 to June 2023)
- Secondary School Counsellor (April 2016 to present)
- Off the Record - Managing Emotions Group Work Leader (December 2017 to December 2019)
- Rowans Hospice - Children's Bereavement Service (April 2017 - October 2017)
- Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service - Counselling adult survivors of domestic abuse - (August 2016 - April 2017)
- Off the Record- Counselling Children and Young people from 11 to 25 years old and their parents (May 2014 - April 2017)
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer a 20 minute free of charge phone or Zoom consultation for adults, young people (aged 16+) or parents of young people which might help you decide if I would be the right person to work with.
Following this I offer an initial assessment which lasts 50 minutes and is a space for you to share your experiences and what has brought you to counselling. After this session, you can then decide if you would like to continue to work together.
The initial assessment and any future sessions are 50 minutes and cost £50 each. Concession rates are available for students, please contact me for more information.
It may be necessary to conduct a 90 minute session when delivering EMDR therapy. This would be at the rate of £75 per session.
When I work
Please note Monday and Tuesday availability is for telephone or online sessions only
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