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MBACP, MA (Cantab), MCIPD

About me

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with over seven years clinical experience. I continue my professional development in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the Guild of Psychotherapists in London.

Counselling and psychotherapy are ways of finding more capacity to understand and live with ourselves. It can be a way to unpack thoughts and feelings which have been hard to talk about, providing a confidential space in which you can speak about your life’s journey, as well as what occupies your thoughts today. This might involve exploring the anxieties, relationships, dreams, and experiences which are significant to you.

Counselling and psychotherapy will not give you tools or advice. Instead it will help you find new perspectives about the parts of yourself which may feel hidden, troubling or confusing.

I have resumed face-to-face work from rooms at 10 Southgate Street in central Winchester, and am also continuing to offer working at a distance using a secure, video-based platform - depending on how it feels most helpful to meet at the moment. I typically work with 50 minute sessions taking place once- or twice-weekly.

I adhere to the BACP’s Code of Ethics, which includes standards on confidentiality, supervision, complaints and continuing professional development (CPD).

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registration Number 373539

Trainee Member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

At an initial session we will meet and discuss what you are looking for from therapy. It will also give you an idea of how I work and an opportunity for you to ask questions.

If we decide to continue, we will agree how often to meet and a regular time will be arranged. Each session will last for 50 minutes.

My fee is £50 per session. A reduced rate can be offered under certain circumstances.

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults