Hello and welcome.
We all experience emotional difficulties during our lives. Usually we are able to cope and resolve these ourselves, often with the help of family or friends. When we realise that we are not coping or recovering from these difficulties, or are stuck in destructive patters of behaviour/thinking, it may be time to seek counselling to bring about recovery and change.
My style is compassionate and engaging as therapy is fundamentally about developing trust to allow changes to be made. I absolutely believe that therapy can change lives for the better. I will be with you on your counselling journey as we explore what is making you feel unhappy and work towards the changes you would like to make. We will review our work periodically to make sure that we remain focused on your problems whilst allowing time to fully explore what is causing the unhappiness in your life.
I am an accredited, experienced counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer short or long term counselling for young people (16+) and adults and counselling for trainee counsellors at my private practice in a comfortable, discreet room in the Bayside Business Centre, Fleetsbridge, Poole, BH15 3TB.
- BA (Hons) First Class Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
- Accredited member of the BACP
- Higher diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Level 5
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred Therapy) Level 4
- I am an accredited counsellor and have been qualified since 2012
- I have been in full-time private practice since 2014
- Counsellor for Poole Domestic Abuse Project working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse
- Relationship issues
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Working with the survivors of Complex Trauma
- Mindfulness based stress reduction
- Art therapy
How does counselling work?
My role is to facilitate change by enabling you to talk about your problems in a quiet and comfortable setting, confidentially and without being judged. Your wellbeing is at the centre of my counselling relationship with you. It is all about you. This may be the first time that you have been really listened to and had someone try to understand your problems. Being heard properly can start the recovery process.
Talking about your problems can be a huge relief. Being able to unburden yourself and to understand your problems and then look at what you'd like to be different creates the space to look at solutions and ways to allow change. I won't tell you what to do or give advice but I will help you look at your problems from different perspectives and help you work towards your vision of what you allow you to be happy.
Some reasons to come for counselling
- Domestic violence/abuse
- Low self esteem
- Relationship issues
- Work related stress
Sessions are £50 each and last 50 minutes. An initial consultation is £20 for 50 minutes where we can meet and I will take some general details about you, develop and understanding of your problems and we can decide how we will proceed.
I offer a reduced fee of £35 per session for CPCAB trainee counsellors doing their 40 hours of therapy, with an initial fee of £20 for a 50 minute consultation.