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MBACP

About me

I provide face to face sessions in a comfortable counselling room, walk and talk therapy outdoors and video and telephone counselling.  

When we feel unstable, we need to find some steady, solid ground.  However, our anxieties can work against this and we can feel like we are spiralling.  It's like pressing the brake and the accelerator at the same time.  Self- soothing can often feel like the only option but these can become harmful and the loop of anxiety and possibly anger starts all over again.

Counselling can provide you with a firm foundation to understand where your anxieties and conflicts come from to provide many benefits such as increased self esteem, healthier relationships and clarity to be able to reflect on what nurtures you rather than harms you. 

It's time to start living authentically without compromise.  Once you feel comfortable within yourself and connect with your true self, life is much more manageable and safe. Imagine being in control of your life, feeling calm and making choices that benefit you? Imagine having freedom and understanding your feelings which will lead you to feeling safe, secure and centered.

Counselling is a powerful therapy which brings things into awareness which leads to a better understanding of yourself, releasing unhelpful thoughts and replacing them with a clearer picture of who you are and where you would like to be. I can help you manage this process at your pace.

Not everyone responds to counselling in the same way so we begin our work together with me understanding carefully what you are struggling with and how you would like things to be and together, we will agree the best approach for you. I will check with you how the pace feels to ensure we are working safely.

To find out how counselling will change your life, please drop me a mail or phone me and we can arrange a conversation over the phone where you can ask me any questions you may have. Then we can arrange your first appointment to start making life better.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling recognised by the BACP and am fully insured.  I trained as an integrative counsellor, meaning that I have l several counselling theories to draw upon, depending on your needs.  I am continually reviewing my practise and attend regular training.  

I provide Video & Telephone Counselling aswell as face to face and walk and talk therapy. 

The earlier part of my career was working in IT until my voluntary work as a Samaritan led me to pursue my passion for understanding more about mental health.  I was leader of a schools outreach team delivering workshops and presentations in school assemblies.

Aswell as my private practise, I have worked in several agencies.  More recently,  providing therapeutic support to children and families affected by Domestic Abuse.  Prior to this, I provided counselling to women affected by the criminal justice system and am privileged to have been part of their story where their life changes and they make different choices.  Often, these are common areas:-Domestic and sexual abuse, addictions and painful trauma.

I am a registered supplier as a Counsellor to a local council.  I provide counselling to adults as part of a recommendation via Social Services and court orders.

Qualifications and CPD/workshops

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 2
CPCAB Introduction to Counselling Skills

Online and Telephone Counselling Course

Women and Addiction; Dissociation and DID; Integration of Mind, Brain & Body in Treatment of Trauma; Expressive Therapy; Universal Safeguarding Children; Working alongside Trans, Non-Binary and gender questioning people, their partners and families; Working with Survivors of Abuse; Working with Abuse, substance use and Mental ill-health; Understanding Personality Disorders; Neuroscience and the effects on Psychotherapy; Understanding Autism and Aspergers; Working with Shame; Understanding Addictions; Suicide Interventions; Family Constellations, Effect of Mental Health on the Mind and Body; Polyvagal Theory; Eating Disorders; Binge Eating; Diversity, Intersections and Privilege

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£55 per session payable via online banking 24 hours in advance to secure your session.

When I work

Please contact me for further details on my availability.

Further information

I am sensitive to the needs of being disabled and in particular hidden disabilities so please ask me if there is anything I can help with which will enable you to access counselling more easily.

96 South Lane, Ash, Aldershot, Surrey, GU12 6NJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is a small step into the house-please contact me for help in accessing

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