I have been practising in Dorset since 2008 and I work with adult individuals on an open-ended or time-limited basis.
I base my private practice at Wimborne Therapy Centre and I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which you can explore your thoughts and experiences without feeling judged or being told what to do. There are times when life can be very stressful. For example, difficulties at work or in your home life can result in feelings of depression, anxiety or an inability to cope with everyday life, and counselling could offer you a space in which to talk about your difficulties or problems.
To contact me please call 07867 545160. Alternatively, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a UKCP registered Existential-Analytic Psychotherapist, and am an accredited member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA).
I am also an accredited member of the BACP and I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
Certificate of Higher Education in Health Care Studies (Bournemouth University)
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling (Roehampton University)
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
As a commitment to my ongoing professional development I am studying for a PhD.
Prior to undertaking my psychotherapy training I worked for the NHS as a Mental Health Support Worker and have experience of working with people who have been diagnosed with a wide range of mental health issues.
As a psychotherapist I have had experience of working in a variety of settings, including an HIV charity, a university counselling service and a community low cost counselling service.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist my approach is informed by several theoretical models; Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Existential. What I feel is important, however, is that I see each person as an individual and work with them in the way that best suits their needs.
Issues I work with
I have experience of working with clients who have had difficulties in many areas of their life, including:
- Relationship Difficulties
- Sexuality Related Issues
- Low Self-Confidence
- Work-Related Issues
I charge £40 per session.
I offer some concessions but this varies according to personal circumstances. We would discuss this during the initial appointment.
How do I get started?
I offer an initial appointment where you will have the opportunity to explore the issues that are affecting you at the moment. This can also help give you an idea of what counselling will be like. You may feel at the end of this appointment that you are comfortable working with me, or that you would like to meet with other therapists before making a decision. Either way, it is important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor as you need to find the right one for you.
How long does each session last and how often would I have to come?
Each session lasts fifty minutes and they are weekly. Each appointment is at the same time every week, although if your circumstances make this difficult it may be possible to negotiate appointment times that would suit you.
Do I have to pay if I cancel a session?
If you cancel a session with less than 24 hours notice, or simply fail to attend without notice, I will charge the full session fee.
I do not charge for holiday breaks, but would appreciate as much notice as possible.