Personal ProfileI am a professionally qualified, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist (CTA) and an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am bound by and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am fully insured and have a current CRB certificate. My private practice is based in Winchester, Hampshire.
My knowledge and skills have developed through my work in private practice, as a counsellor in the NHS, as a bereavement counsellor and in a corporate setting as a redundancy and outplacement counsellor coupled with on-going professional development. I also work as a clinical supervisor to counselling students at a local college. Prior to this I had a background in Human Resources management.
I work with clients from the age of 18 on an individual basis, dealing with a wide range of issues. The length of time clients work me varies according to the needs of each person and includes both longer term psychotherapeutic work as well as short term solution focused counselling.
My Personal Approach
I am trained in the Humanistic and Transactional Analysis (TA) models of counselling and psychotherapy. Put simply, TA is a model which focuses on how we interact with others. I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for certain issues such as phobias. I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools that you can use in everyday life beyond the completion of our work.
I make a regular commitment to my continuing professional development.
Codes of Practice and Membership of Professional Bodies
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists I am bound by their Ethical Framework of Practice and Disciplinary Code of Conduct which can be viewed by visiting www.bacp.co.uk
A Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and bound by their Code of Practice which can be viewed by visiting www.cipd.co.uk
A member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). www.psychotherapy.org.uk
A member of the Institute of Transactional Analysis. www.ita.org.uk