As a Counsellor, my aim is to always work in a way that is specifically tailored to help you get the most out of each session. In using a warm and relaxed, yet structured and encouraging approach I am able to help facilitate the changes you want to see in your life.
For those who may be looking for a more directive or 'solution-focussed' style of therapeutic experience, I am trained in a type of therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is designed to help specifically explore negative thought patterns and behaviours with a view to reducing their impact on your life. Please enquire for further information regarding this type of therapy and I shall be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Through my counselling practice I support people with a range of life challenges including feeling anxious or depressed through to those experiencing stress and relationship issues. As a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 10 years of experience in the counselling field, I have learned to adapt my style of working to suit individual needs, utilising techniques and interventions based on both experience of what works well and, most importantly, what you feel comfortable with.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£50 per session (payable via bank transfer in advance to secure booking)
Frequency - sessions usually take place at the same time on the same day each week (each session lasts for 50 minutes)
Location - Basingstoke town centre, with available parking and good transport links via public transport
If you have any other questions about sessions or the counselling process in general please do feel free to get in touch and I shall be happy to assist.