- Person-Centred counsellor/therapist
Areas of practicePerson – centred philosophy prizes your unique experience of being you.
It is my goal to facilitate the right conditions for you to reconnect with your personal power, through being heard, feeling accepted and valued. As your counsellor: I am a guest in your world, remaining with you as you explore your thoughts, feelings, and your experience of life.
This might take the form of short-term counselling, to explore a current concern; or longer-term psychotherapy aiming to unravel past hurts that are impacting your life right now. Both approaches can open up a wealth of possibility for a future in which you feel like the real you – able to draw upon your inner strength and resources which make you an exceptional human being.Connection through a therapeutic relationship is at the heart of effective therapy. It feels so important for us to be sure that we can work therapeutically together. For this reason, an initial enquiry is followed by 30 minutes free phone consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.
I have worked with individuals experiencing:
Depression or low mood
Self - harming
And various mental health diagnoses.
The experience of supporting individuals with a wide range of presenting issues is rewarding and I believe that the person - centred approach is about 'co - creating' an environment that is optimum for the changes a client might be looking for.
I have an interest in supporting neuro-diverse individuals following my research project exploring Autism and the person - centred approach.
I also volunteer for a local community enterprise counselling service for carers and those on low income.
Ground floor therapy rooms and facilities.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP 391749)
Code of ethics
I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
This includes attending regular clinical supervision and staying up to date with ethical and legal obligations.
BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
Dip (HE) in Person Centred Counselling
Level 3 certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Counselling
Level 2 Certificate Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Place of studyMiddlesex University in collaboration with City College Southampton
Fees statementThe standard therapeutic hour is 50 minutes long and the standard rate for this is currently £45. I want to offer flexibility regarding longer sessions for clients and am open to exploring this once a therapeutic relationship has been established.