I am an experienced Therapeutic Counsellor and Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Life can sometimes be difficult. Everyone experiences times in their lives when they need a little extra support. I understand how daunting it can be to even think about talking to a stranger, so I can offer an empathic, confidential space if you have an issue you are finding hard to deal with on your own. I recommend an introductory session in which we can discuss whatever is troubling you and see if you would feel comfortable talking to me. If so, we can work together to find a way to deal with it.
I am a Person Centred Counsellor which means that we explore at your pace, your thoughts and feelings around what is troubling you at the current time and I also often use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques which can help clarify thoughts/behaviours/emotional reactions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 CPCAB Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 5 CPCAB Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Ironmill Post-Qualifying Diploma in Child & Adolescent Counselling
- LSCB Level 3 Safeguarding Children
- LTA Safeguarding Trainer
- OU Certificate in Online Counselling
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
NHS (Renal & Cancer)
Rape Crisis (Male & Female survivors of child abuse, rape and sexual assault)
GP Surgery (Anxiety/Depression/Relationships/Low self-esteem, etc.)
School Counsellor at a local independent Girl's School
I work with both Adults and U18’s and am experienced at supporting young people as a mother of 2 young adults and also in my role as a School Counsellor, LTA Safeguarding Officer for the West Hants Club, Bournemouth Tennis Park sites, and Dorset Squash.
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
Concessions offered for
50 mins Introductory session (face to face) £25
50 mins Online Introductory session (via Zoom) £25
50 mins Counselling session (face to face) £45
50 mins Online session (via Zoom) £45
Package of 6 x 50 minute sessions £260
Payment by Bank Transfer /Paypal / Cash please
Various days and times available. Please get in touch. Many thanks.
I am also offering online sessions with Zoom during the Covid-19 lockdowns.