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)
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
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 currently charge £50 per session.
When I work
I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
i am also working completely remotely using secure Zoom or FaceTime. I am also offering telephone sessions.