You may be wondering why you do some of the things you do, things that may be harmful to yourself or others, or that keep bringing you back to square one. Perhaps you feel lonely, even when you are with other people, or stuck in the process of making a difficult decision. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety, feel stressed and find it hard to relax.
Whatever your reason for ending up at my page, your being here shows that you have, at the very least, a glimmer of hope that things could be better, and a sense that you need someone to help you on your journey.
Perhaps I can help you.
I provide safe, confidential and non-judgemental counselling for adults, offering you the space to discuss and explore what is troubling you, with the aim of helping you to find a way forward. You are invited to arrange a FREE preliminary consultation with me where we can explore what is troubling you, and you will be able to learn about me, how I work, and decide whether counselling with me is right for you. We may then decide to meet for a set number of sessions, or work on a more open-ended basis.
My room is in Emsworth, conveniently located between West Sussex and Hampshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling in 2009 and have counselled on a voluntary (currently with Macmillan Support)and in private practice since then. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and as such I am bound by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. My work is overseen by a supervisor and I undertake regular Continuous Professional Development activities. I am a member (and the treasurer) of the Solent Group for Psychotherapists and Counsellors.
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
FREE initial 60 minute consultation.
Then £40 per 50 minute session.
Concessions may be available.
I have appointments available between 08:00 and 19:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Please call, text or email me to arrange a time for us to meet. I will aim to reply within 24 hours.