Being an integrative counsellor means that I work with different psychological theories to understand human minds; using a range of theories means we can work in a way that feels most useful to you.
It may be that we explore your personality, internal drives and behaviours, work in a solution-focused way or use CBT interventions.
By seeking to understand your 'reflex' thoughts we can discover unhelpful thinking styles and unpick why a relationship or situation is causing your life such difficulty and work to lessen the negativity in your life.
My private counselling practice is situated in Yeovil where I offer appointments until 7pm.
1:1 sessions only. Sorry, no couples.
NB:To access my counselling room you need to be able to manage steps and a steep, but brief, slope.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, registered counsellor and a member of the BACP.
Qualifications; Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Counselling Skills Level 2 & 3. Mental Health Awareness; Counselling Children & Young People. Diploma in CBT; Post-graduate Certificate in Education; ASIST suicide intervention training.
My experience includes working with adults, young adults, teenagers and children in several large organisations, education establishments as well as within my private practice.
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
£40.00 per session
Fees are £40 for 50 minutes of therapy.
However, I do offer a limited number of sessions at £30 which I reserve for students and those on a low income.