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About me

You may be troubled by past events or fearful of the future. It may that you are seeking to understand where you are today or feel adrift. Anxiety, depression, trauma, phobia’s, addictions, families, employment and bereavements affect us all in different ways.

As an experienced integrative counsellor, I offer a safe, empathic space, for us to build a therapeutic relationship, where you feel able to explore the fears and challenges that are troubling you, in a way that respects your understanding of life.

I believe that we all have the capacity to move beyond the holds of past experiences and to address our fears for the future, leading to a more satisfied and confident life.

Coming to counselling may provoke fear as we contemplate sharing difficulties, as a registered accredited Counsellor I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. This ensures that you are my primary concern when we are working together, I will maintain professional standards, show you respect and build a working relationship with you. At all times, I will maintain integrity and be accountable for the work we undertake.

My integrative training means that I have studied and evaluated many different counselling theories and can draw on this knowledge to ensure that you are fully supported and understand the work we do.

Training, qualifications & experience

PG Certificate in Clinical Supervision - University of Derby

BA (Hons) Counselling- University of Winchester

HE Diploma Counselling- University of Southampton

PG Certificate Substance Misuse and Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis)-Middlesex University

Post Graduate Studies in Psychotherapy & Mental Health, Developmental Research and the Transpersonal- Peter Symonds College

Providing Good Clinical Supervision – The Association for Psychological Therapies

Supervision Training Course – Cruse Bereavement Care

PTLLS Level 4 Teaching Award - City & Guild

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling – Initial Session (30 minutes)                Free        
Counselling - Subsequent Sessions (50 minutes)      £45.00        
Supervision – Individual Session (60 minutes)         £50.00

When I work

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Dorchester, DT1

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

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