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(Dip.Couns, CPsychol)

About me

How might counselling help you?

My passion is for helping people find understanding, acceptance and confidence - to be their authentic selves and to take control of their lives.

Maybe you have struggled for a long time to overcome the obstacles and challenges life has thrown you, or maybe you are going through a tough time right now that has set you back.  You may have questions you can't answer, patterns you can't break out of or maybe your usual coping strategies just aren't working. Maybe you feel alone, stuck, hopeless.  Perhaps you feel like you don't really know - or can't fully be -  who you really are. Maybe you don't know what's wrong, but you want things to be different.

I know what a relief it is to be able to talk to someone, perhaps for the first time, who truly listens and is on your side.  As a counselor, that's my role.  I provide a safe, confidential and calm space where you can talk freely, and if you don't know what to say or how to say it, that's OK.  You decide what you want us to work on.  I will listen, support and sometimes challenge you.  Together we will explore whatever comes up and make sense of it to help you figure out how to move forwards.

About me

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with 4 years' experience working with individuals in a mental health charity (where I am now a trustee) and in private practice. I have also worked for 20+ years as a qualified Psychologist and professional Coach, and have helped hundreds of people overcome personal and interpersonal challenges to improve their lives.

I work with clients of all backgrounds, and all genders and sexualities within the LGBTQA+ community.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications and Memberships

  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • BACP - Registered Member (MBACP)
  • UKCP - Psychotherapist in advanced clinical training
  • Member IARTA
  • Focusing Practitioner
  • NLP Master Practitioner

Other Qualifications and Memberships

  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
  • Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology
  • Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching
  • Member Association for Coaching

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free initial conversation for us to decide if I am the right person to work with you.

After that, I charge £50 per 50-minute session.  I also offer a small number of reduced cost slots for those on low income.

When I work

Daytime and some evenings

Further information

I normally work face-to-face in a small, quiet office in my garden.  Due to COVID-19, all sessions are currently online (zoom, skype, facetime) or by telephone.

Andover, Hampshire, SP11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

3 small steps up into counselling room.