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Counselling

About me

When someone you love dies, particularly at the moment, it can be life changing. Every day can feel like a struggle. Life can feel pointless and overwhelming. Friends and family want to help but they are often struggling with their own grief or do not know what to do or say. Or you might be experiencing difficult feelings that you do not want to share with them due to fear of being judged or shut down.

I specialise in working with bereavement, either recent or historic, including the loss of a baby. I can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and memories around your loved one so that you can come to terms with your bereavement whilst also gaining a better understanding of yourself, your emotions and patterns of behaviour which will hopefully help you to make better choices and decisions going forward.

I can also help you explore loss associated with big life changes such as parenthood, separation or divorce and career changes and the changes that can arise therefrom. And I can also help you look at other difficult issues such as anxiety, stress or depression brought on by relationship problems or work. Or to explore why you feel dissatisfied or unfulfilled with your life.

I appreciate that it can be hard to reach out and ask for support. Grief is different for everyone and each person needs to find their own way through. It's really important that you find someone who makes you feel safe, understood and able to share. I hope that I can be the person to help you.

I offer an introductory session at the reduced rate of £25 for 50 minutes where we can briefly explore what is going on for you, discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling and I can explain how I work and answer any questions that you might have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy )

I have regular Supervision in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework recommendations

I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies  CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills  CPCAB
  • Working with Young People Certificate

I am also a Bereavement Volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Support 

I have worked with teenagers in a Sixth Form setting

Additional Training

  • Trauma, abandonment and privilege
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Working with Children & Young People
  • Anxiety & Panic issues
  • The Legacy of Suicide
  • Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity

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

Additional information

£50 per session

Introductory session of £25 for 50 minutes

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

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