I have been practising as a counsellor for a number of years. I work with adults of varying ages and offer both long and time limited therapy depending on the specific needs of the client. My clients come with a wide range of issues. I also have extensive experience of working with trauma, more specifically childhood and adult sexual violation and domestic abuse.
In my work I draw on a number of counselling theories and techniques. I will respect your values and life choices whilst working with you collaboratively to gain clarity and help you make the changes you want.
Most people imagine therapy as something you need because you are in crisis and so prefer to think they do not need it. However gaining personal insight about oneself can also advance personal development.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked at a local Rape Crisis Service and established their domestic abuse counselling service.
I also have experience of facilitating groups of domestic abuse perpetrators for an accredited retraining programme.
I also work part time at a local university as a student counsellor
BA (Hons) Counselling
Diploma (HE) Counselling
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
I hold an enhanced DBS.
I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for good practice.
Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Domestic abuse training
My therapy room is in Whiteley which is close to Junction 9 of the M27 and is within easy reach of Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham and Chandlers Ford.
Free parking is available nearby.
There is a waiting area for clients.
The building and room have disabled access.
I have flexible availability.