I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor working with both adults and young people. I have a strong personal philosophy of being alongside my clients in whatever situation they may find themselves in and giving them a safe and confidential place to explore.
I believe that working with the right counsellor, being able to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe, trusting and non-judgemental environment is the key to knowing yourself and the catalyst for change. I have a wealth of experience and am able to work with diverse issues including, anxiety, work-related stress, relationships, self-harm, sexuality & gender, addiction, disability, esteem, identity and trauma.
I have worked in a variety of settings including a young people's agency and educational establishments, working with both young people and staff, as well as my private practice based in Yateley, Hampshire.
I have a passion for enabling others to grow, learn, develop and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they interact with others.
I am a Counselling Lecturer at Farnborough College of Technology.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a Registered Member of the BACP.
Over my working history, I have the opportunity to gain diverse experience working with older people, people with disabilities and communication issues, young people including those on Child Protection Plans, Looked After Children & Special Educational Needs.
I have undertaken training and have a certificate in 'Work Therapeutically with Children & Young People' and have also attended training in:
- Self Harm
- Gender Identity
- Substance Misuse.
I am also experienced in writing and delivering courses around listening, anger, trauma and de-escalation. I have delivered training workshops to teachers, safeguarding officers, youth workers etc.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
i am also working completely remotely using secure Zoom or FaceTime. I am also offering telephone sessions.