About me

I am an experienced practitioner, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a Relate relationship/couples counsellor.
 

I have many years of experience which began by supporting bereaved people for CRUSE (the bereavement charity).    After completing my training in humanistic counselling, I spent a number of years as a  counsellor at the University of Portsmouth’s Student Wellbeing Service and the Portsmouth Counselling Service. My work with clients at these services cemented my belief that the quality of our relationships determines our overall happiness and well-being.  This motivated me to train with Relate in Relationship Counselling and to go on to specialise in Adult Relationship or Couples Counselling. I continue to work as a Relationship Counsellor in a number of locations for Relate Hampshire, as well as offering private relationship counselling for clients who need a more flexible, tailor-made service. 

 

 

Training, Qualifications and Experience

 

  • BA Hons English & European Literature – University of Warwick

 

  • Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation Course

 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills – Peter Symonds College

 

  • FdA in Humanistic Counselling (Distinction) Based on Transactional Analysis  – Peter Symonds College/Middlesex University – accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

 

Professional Ethics
 

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to the association’s ethical framework and code of practice.  Registration with the BACP demonstrates that I have undergone rigorous training and am continuously expanding my professional learning and expertise in line with the organisation’s guidance on Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

 

 

Additional CPD courses include:
 

  • The Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Training Course

  • Diploma in the Art and Science of Neuro Linguistic Programming

  • Working with Anger in Bereavement

  • Child Protection & Safeguarding

  • Working with Suicide and Suicidal Ideation

  • Compassion focused Therapy

  • Teaching Clients Mindfulness skills

  • Gender awareness and Trans Client Training

  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy

  • Understanding Addiction and Recovery

  • Abuse – What, When & How to Respond

  • Attachment as a Therapeutic Modality

  • Integrating Attachment and Family Life Cycle Concepts and Theories

  • Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing

  • Working with Shame

  • Integrating Evolutionary Psychology & Neuroscience into Practice

  • Working with Trauma

  • Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Mental Health: Awareness

  • Depression: A Compassionate Approach

  • Phone counselling

  • Counselling online

  • Using Transactional Analysis creatively

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