Thank you for taking the time to look at my website, please allow me to warmly welcome you. If you cant find any information you need, it would be great to hear from you, so please get in touch and I can answer any questions you may have .
Who am I?
I have been a practicing counsellor/psychotherapist for more than twenty years. I trained as a counsellor because I enjoy helping people and for my entire life people have found me approachable and easy to talk to.
Who can I help ?
I work with individuals, couples and families. I am happy to take referrals directly from individuals or organisations. My passion is to share my knowledge and help people to recover from anxiety, bullying, depression, stress, worry and relationship issues along with many other problems and support them to bring positive change in their lives.
I work integratively using a variety of approaches, offered in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I offer face to face appointments in Preston, Weymouth in Dorset along with working with clients worldwide via webcam, email and telephone. If you are unable to come to me for a face to face session, this could be a good alternative.
Examples of organisations who I have worked with are Diocese of Salisbury, Weldmar Hospice, States of Jersey Occupational Health, EAP’s, Solicitors, local businesses and charities.
I am fully insured & an accredited member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy which means I have achieved a nationally recognised standard of qualifications and experience. You can verify this through the BACP Register my registration number is 146283 & BACP Membership 554716.
I hold a current Enhanced DBS check.
I offer an initial free 20 minute telephone appointment to establish whether you feel that I am somebody you would like to work with. You can call me on Tel: 07714762012 or email email@example.com
How many sessions?
This can vary, it is helpful to discuss in your first counselling session or give me a call, my experience and research have found that generally, 6 sessions is the minimum needed for effective change to take place. The average is 6-12 sessions, I always negotiate with clients about the number and duration of sessions and am able to work long term if needed
I don’t know if I could talk to you?
You might find it helpful and more reassuring to call me and voice your concerns, also the first session should help you decide whether you are going to feel enabled to speak openly with me.
How do I know counselling works?
We will complete regular reviews of our work together , you will be the best judge of whether the process is achieving the results that you hope for.
I am also qualified as a clinical supervisor and trainer and offer individual or group sessions.
Alongside my counsellling and clinical supervision practice I offer spiritual accompaniment, mentoring, life coaching, mediation, creative Mindfulness and mental health workshops.
Face to face appointments are available at my purpose built premises in Preston, Weymouth, where there is plenty of parking.Webcam, telephone and email appointments are available worldwide. If you are unable to come to me for a face to face session, this could be a good alternative.
I also offer walk and talk therapy – outdoor therapy, which can be interspersed with sessions, if required and when the weather allows in a dedicated outdoor terrace area, which allows privacy and the benefits of taking in the natural beauty of the local area.