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BA (Hons) Registered member MBACP

About me

Welcome and thanks for looking.

During these challenging times, I have immediate availablity for online and telephone counselling, and have recently re-opened for face to face counselling with specific guidelines in place for safety.

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor. I can help you with things such as anxiety, relationship issues, low mood, abuse, addictions, loss, life purpose, depression, young adult issues (18-25) and many other issues that may trouble you. I have recently worked for the NHS, but am now currently in full-time private practice.

The length of therapy can vary depending on what you would like to talk about and your personal circumstances. It is your decision to decide when to finish. I am experienced in working with both short term 4-12 sessions or more long term and open ended. The choice is entirely up to you.

While great changes can occur in a relatively short space of time it is good to allow enough space relative to the significance of your issue. The counselling will be confidential and I aim to create a warm, welcoming and restorative space.

I work from a Humanistic perspective meaning that I believe everyone deserves respect, everyone is an individual and that their experience is the most important aspect, therefore I believe the client has the answer and I am but a guide in helping them find their answers or acceptance.

I believe it is important that we work together to tune into what has brought you to counselling and what you would like out of it. I believe a combination of being given a positive relationship and the possibility to explore new ways of experiencing can lead to healing and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons in Humanistic Counselling - University of Chichester

Diploma in Humanistic counselling - University of Chichester

Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of Chichester

Volunteer Mentor Group Work Facilitator Training

SMART Recovery Training (Addiction)

Introduction to Counselling Skills - St Vincent college

Workshops:

Gestalt - 4 Chair and Archetypes

Motivational Interviewing Level 1

The Cause and Solution of Depression

Domestic Abuse

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

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£20 Introductory session 50 mins

£45 for 50 mins session

Some concessions are available please contact me to discuss

Payment by cash, card or BACS

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon:                  12.00 - 18.00

Tues:                  11.00 - 19.30

Weds - Thurs:     08.00 - 19.00

Fri:                     09.00 - 16.00

Further information

I am based in Knott Kinetics on Stoke Rd in Gosport.

We have a waiting room.

Free parking to the rear of the building.

Bus routes are 9/9A and E1 & E2

Knott Kinetics, 49 Stoke Rd, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1LS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

We have a free car park behind our building. We are on bus routes 9/9A and E1 & E2