During the current COVID-19 pandemic I am continuing to counsel using online video or telephone. if you are seeking support and would like to discuss how this would work for you please do get in touch.
At this time in your life you maybe feeling flat, numb or confused, you maybe suffering from anxiety or be feeling overwhelmed or lost. We can all have episodes in our lives when we struggle to make sense of our feelings or moods.
I am a qualified counsellor and can offer you a safe space to be heard, to be understood and acknowledged. Using reflection I can help you find your own solutions and ways forward. Together we can press the 'pause' button and perhaps discover what changes you would like to make in your life or maybe you will choose to use the time to explore and unpick what is going on for you. Either way I will take direction from you, you are unique and only you truly knows what is best for you. I use empathy and a non-judgemental approach with gentle challenge to aid your self-awareness.
I work in a relational way and believe that within the relationship lies the key to our understanding. When we begin to understand ourselves we can find compassion and contentment.
I work from home and offer a comfortable tranquil space in a private, quiet location in the countryside. My home is in a secluded location and has ample parking. It is easily accessible from Liss, Petersfield, Bordon, Liphook and surrounding areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a foundation degree in humanistic counselling based on Transactional Analysis however, I also use CBT, Solution focused and mindfulness tools and techniques with my clients.
I am a member of the British Association of counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their code of ethics. I attend monthly supervision and regular training to enhance my practice.
Alongside my private practice I offer counselling in a Family support service and I counsel in an agency that provides accommodation for homeless young people. I hold a current DBS certificate.
I have extensive experience working with clients who have physical disabilities, communication/speech problems and learning difficulties and I would welcome anyone with these issues.My counselling practice room is on the ground floor; wheelchair access can be organised. In special circumstances I can visit you in your own home depending on distance proximity.
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
Please feel free to contact me either through email or phone if you have any further queries or would like to arrange an initial session.
Counselling session: £40 per session (50 minutes)
Concessions are available, please enquire.