Hello and welcome,
I work on a one to one basis with young people, adults and elders. I am a qualified and experienced therapist and coach and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Working with clients in short and longer term therapy. I also offer sessions in the evenings and Saturdays. I currently offer sessions face to face by Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp, Zoom or by telephone.
Often clients come to counselling when they feel beyond their limit. I aim to see you asap.
I work in different ways to suit my clients, some like to work creatively others by simply talking. I use humour and creativity (when appropriate) in sessions. I have had the privilege to work with many clients with many different and often complex issues.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is important and therefore it is important that you are confident with me to continue. In the first session I explore what brings you to therapy, explain a little about the process and answer any questions that you may have.
I am a registered member of BACP and I adhere to their ethical framework. I do also offer concessions.
Experiencing anxiety, panic, low self esteem, lack of confidence and stress can feel very debilitating. Often they seem to escalate with what feels like little or no reason. I work with you to find suitable coping strategies, then we can begin to explore the causes, gain a greater understanding of it and then work toward reducing the impact and challenges. I also counsel people experiencing low self worth, feeling less than others whether in the work, educational place or socially.
For clients unable to travel or to see me for face to face sessions, I offer counselling by Skype.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
DipHE Counselling (with merit) - University Of Winchester
Level 3 & 4 Coaching - Sheffield College BTEC
Level 2 - The Theory of Counselling/AQA
Level 1 - Certificate in introduction to Counselling skills/AQA
Mindfulness in bereavement - The Rowans Hospice
The art and science of Play - A study of play in context of therapeutic relationship
Attachment history, consequences and new research - Sir Richard Bowlby
Domestic Abuse training Level 2 - Portsmouth City Council
Celebrating Diversity - Clinical Forum
Mental Health and Risk Training
NLP Theoretical Principles and Useful Interventions
Solution focused Counselling
Working creatively within therapeutic practice
Sand Tray Therapy
Working with Shame
Child sexual abuse therapy.
Dealing with distress, suicide and self harm.
Working with trauma during time of trauma.
Working with trauma that has become stuck.
I have worked at local counselling services and have had the privilege to work with clients with a wide range of issues including:
Anxiety, Stress (including work related), domestic abuse, OCD, bereavement and loss (including animal loss), loss of work, loss of good health, feeling overwhelmed, PTSD, Bi-Polar, relationship issues (with partners, family or friends etc), divorce, separation, legal battles, feeling stuck, demotivated, sad, feeling lonely, low confidence and low self worth or esteem, suicidal thoughts, difficulties with keeping boundaries (for example someone who may often say "yes" even when they want to say "no"), life changes (children leaving home, mid life, new baby, change of circumstances etc), stress of running or starting a business, patterns of bad relationships, wanting to achieve goals and potential but don't feel able to, parenting issues, anger management issues, historical events or issues that you try to ignore but keep resurfacing, patterns of behaviour that affect day to day living and many more.
I also create coaching programmes for people suffering with anxiety who want to use coaching to reduce or overcome anxiety and gain control of their lives. Often by focusing on solutions and goal setting we learn to take our control back of our present and our future.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 50 minutes.
My logo represents 3 things:
The mathematical symbol of "greater than or equal to": My aim is to help you reach your full potential and for you to feel equal to and not less than others.
It also represents talking and smiling
And a yacht - enabling you to reach a better place.