My journey into counselling began in 2010 as I juggled raising a young family with a desire to follow a vocational career that would enable me to offer something of myself to those in need.
Through my own experiences, I appreciate that at some point in our lives, many of us will encounter situations or problems that we cannot manage alone. We are all human, and we sometimes need the help and support of others to allow us to see a way forward.
I am passionate about counselling as a means of helping others who are facing their own individual difficulties. At the core of this process, I believe in the value of the relationship between myself and my clients in enabling personal development, growth and change. As one human being to another, I offer a warm, authentic relationship that is understanding and non-judgmental.
My work is person-centred and also integrative. As such, I acknowledge and value your uniqueness as a person, and will aim to work with you in a way most suited to your needs.
I offer a safe and confidential space from my practice room in a quiet village location just outside of Marlborough. I welcome clients from a wide range of ages and backgrounds for both long and short term face-to-face therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling - DipHIC (BCPC), BACP accredited course
During the course of my training I worked for 3 years as a volunteer counsellor in a college setting in Swindon. This offered me the opportunity to work with many young clients from diverse backgrounds. As a qualified practitioner I welcome clients from a wide range of ages.
As a Registered Member of BACP I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
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
My fee is £40 per session.
Sessions are 50 minutes and take place on a weekly basis.
I understand what a big step you are taking in deciding to see a Counsellor. It is therefore even more important that you choose someone you can connect with and who feels right for you.
If you feel that I could be the kind of counsellor you would like to work with, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or telephone. We will then arrange an initial consultation with a view to organising regular sessions if we agree together that we would like our work to continue.