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BSSc MBACP

About me

Welcome and thanks for taking the time to check out who's right for you.

Many clients come to check out counselling during times of high stress.  There is no normal way to respond to unprecedented times in our lives for the past couple of years.  Even if you are well and financially secure, these can be challenging times.  You may experience

  • Anxiety - feeling anxious about things you wouldn't normally worry about
  • Depressed - feeling low, feeling sad, unmotivated, sleep deprived, sleeping lots
  • Panic Attacks - moments that feel out of control - that require you to focus acutely on your breathing and relaxation.

Whatever you are experiencing is normal.  The good news is, you can get support during these times to

  • Offload what you are experiencing
  • Collaborate to work out strategies you think may help
  • Gain deeper understanding of your feelings

I'm a very experienced at working via the phone and internet and have done for nearly 2 decades.  There are many options as alternative to meeting face to face, in these current times.  I work face to face with most clients now but there are options if you are further afield or different needs.


My work covers

  • Individuals
  • Couples (LGBTQi+ friendly)

I see my role in your therapy as one of support and guidance. The key to a good therapeutic relationship is to support you to find your answers and the right path on your journey.

I have worked with people from all walks of life, situations, ages, genders and some different cultures.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Bachelor of Social Science (incl 2 year Advanced Diploma in Counselling) from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, conferred by Edith Cowan University Perth.

I have run a private practice for almost 2 decades in both Australia and UK, focussing on anxiety,  depression, infertility, pregnancy/birth, postnatal issues and couple counselling.

For three years I worked in Kids Helpline in Australian, where I counselled children and young people over the phone, through online chat and via email.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Maternity Counselling
Birth Education
Birth Support
Birth Trauma
IVF Support
Inter-racial (cross cultural) relationships/marriage.

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Additional information

  • Individual £50
  • Couples £70

If you are unsure about counselling per session, or just about if we are a good fit, you may request a free 20 minute initial consultation.

Sessions are 50 minutes long.

When I work

Evening and weekend appointments available upon request.

Further information

My Southsea practice is perfect for those who live locally and wish to arrive on foot.  It is easily reached from M27/A27 - usually 15 minutes in good traffic. 

Fareham practice is a short drive from M27 and 15 minute walk from Fareham train station and 10 minutes from the bus station.

I've been lucky enough to live, work and study in various countries around the world, including Australia. Cultures are fascinating and their differences, even when English is the predominant language, are very real.  I enjoy supporting people to work through challenges that cross-cultural environments bring.  My passion in the birth world from infertility through to early parenting.  Most recently have trained with AJ Silver from the Queer Birth Club about the additional pressures on LGBT+ parents or those trying to conceive.

126 West Street, Fareham, PO16 0EP

Southsea, Hampshire, PO5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Fareham office has a wheelchair accessibility - however please let me know as some rooms are on the first floor., please mention when booking. **Southsea premises has 4 steps to negotiate.

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