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BA (Hons) MBACP

About me

Looking for a therapist is the first step in your healing process . . . it can also feel like the hardest part. Having been in this position myself, I am aware of how difficult it is to choose from the growing number of counsellors on websites such as this. Which is why I suggest we have an informal chat on the phone, at your convenience, to see how we get on, and if we feel we can work together before making a commitment.  

Change can be challenging; therefore positive, non-judgemental support and encouragement is essential. In our busy lives these days it is difficult to find someone to confide in who has the time to really listen, without criticism or streams of unwanted advice. I believe the relationship we establish in our sessions is pivotal to change and so am keen to create a calm, trusting, respectful and accepting environment for us to work within.  I maintain that you, are the expert on you, and I am merely acting as a facilitator of change. You have the knowledge and potential to transform your life, you just need the right space to free yourself from whatever is holding you back.

I have a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling and work mainly one to one and with couples.  I use a variety of approaches including Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Creative Arts Therapy.

I am currently working in person and online.  I have a range of experience and can offer brief or longer term therapy, to suit.

All you have to do is begin . . .

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
INLPTA Diploma in NLP (2010)
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling

Certificate in Couples Counselling (2017)

Conversion Diploma in Adolescent and Schools Counselling (2019)

8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Therapy Course (2020)

Continuing Professional Development courses to support working with trauma, shame, sexual abuse, disordered eating, addiction, anxiety, self harm, bereavement and loss.

The last eight years have been spent working with people experiencing a variety of issues including general anxiety, depression, low self esteem, mild mental health problems, relationship issues, loss, abuse and work issues etc. Previously, over four years experience of working with people with addictions, obesity management and psycho-educational group facilitation for people suffering with disordered eating.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Obesity
Range of Eating Disorders

Anxiety
Motivational work

Couples counselling

Fees

Additional information

Petersfield - £65 per 50 minutes - one to one


Couples     - £75 per hour


I have a number of discounted sessions available for short term work for people on lower incomes - there is currently a waiting list for these sessions - please get in touch for more information.

When I work

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Afternoon
Evening
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Limited availability for daytime and evening appointments.

This is updated as soon as other spaces become free.

School Master's House, College Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4AG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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