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Psychotherapist and Coach

About me


Hello and welcome,

I work on a one to one basis with 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

Qualifications:

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

Additional Training:

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.

Experience:

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.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

Psychotherapy fees:

£55 per 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday - Friday 8.00am - 9pm  

Further information

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.

Havant, Hampshire, PO9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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