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Gestalt Therapist DipHE, MBACP Adult and Child Counsellor

About me

Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a qualified and experienced adult and young person’s counsellor. I offer a warm, safe, and confidential space where I aim to raise your self-awareness and facilitate change and improvements in your life. During your therapy, I may incorporate techniques from different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Neuroscience models. The therapy is always tailored and centred around you, and we work at your pace.

I help people manage anxiety, relieve stress, and motivate them out of depression and other challenges, including panic attacks, trauma, family issues, attachment disorder, suicidal ideation, bereavement, low self-esteem, and many more. I also have special interest in Autism and Neurodiversity.

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation for you to ask any questions, and to discuss what has brought you to seek help. Following your initial consultation, if you choose to continue, I suggest a minimum of 6 weekly sessions. This gives the counselling process time to develop and thereafter the sessions are open-ended, according to your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I offer counselling for adults and children, ages 11+ years,  from my counselling room in Bournemouth. 

I work for a children's mental health charity in Southbourne, offering counselling for children and young people, aged 5-19yrs, and a Community Interest Company offering low cost counselling services in Southampton, specialising in Autism and Neurodiversity.

My qualifications include:

  • DipHE Humanistic Gestalt Counselling, University of Portsmouth
  • Autism Ambassador for Hampshire and Isle of Wight
  • Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4, The Open College
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3
  • Advanced DBS checked
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Member of the Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP)

As a member of  the BACP I follow their Ethical Framework for the Counselling professions.

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.

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per 50min session

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation. I feel its very important to ensure the relationship feels right for both the client and the counsellor.

When I work

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Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

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

My practice room is located in Springbourne, on the outskirts of Bournemouth, easily reached by public transport. Parking is available on nearby residential roads. My room is on the first floor. (Unfortunately, it is only accessed via stairs.)

Online platforms

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