I am a Person Centred / Humanistic Counsellor, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP ) with over twelve years counselling experience. I have a specialist qualification (RMN) in Mental Health issues.
My approach to counselling is based on the belief that every one of us has the ability to move in the direction of a more fulfilling and authentic life. During our sessions you will be encouraged to develop your self-awareness. Counselling will assist you in understanding how you relate within yourself and relate to others. This will assist you in becoming more empowered when making decisions about your future.
I offer both short and long term counselling which provides clients with the time and space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment.
My practice is based in Spetisbury, Blandford Forum approximately a 20 minute drive from Poole town centre. I am conveniently placed to see clients from; Broadstone, Corfe Mullen, Dorchester, Wimborne, Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas.
Qualifications and Experience
BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling (2009) University of East Anglia
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2007)
Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP )
I am a fully qualified and experienced practioner who can offer a different way of looking at your issues in a supportive and safe environment. We would work collaboratively, with my role being to assist you to self heal.
I work with individuals and couples and offer supervision to colleagues.
I work with adult individuals and couples, focusing on how we develop our sense of self and create meaning in life through relationships, gestures and words. I also like to use creative methods to go beyond merely talking about things and to bring a fresh perspective to our understanding.
I have been in practice since 1997 and have been fully accredited since 2003. I trained with Relate, qualifying in 2005. My organisation (UKAHPP) works to the same Code of Ethics as the BACP.
My areas of expertise include : abuse; anxiety; bereavement and loss; depression; relationships with parents / partner / children / friends and self-esteem, amongst others.
I am also a qualified supervisor, supporting both experienced and student therapists individually or in small groups. I also like to work creatively here, where appropriate.
My practice is on weekday mornings; counselling sessions last an hour, supervision sessions 90 minutes, with a no-obligation introductory session for you to assess whether you like my way of working.