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An introduction

About counselling

A counselling session is for 50 minutes, ideally each week, but we can discuss what is right for you based on your budget and personal commitments.  The sessions will normally run at the same day and time each week to help plan them into your week.  In the session, the time is just for you and you may find this helpful in itself. You’ll be able to explore your thoughts and emotions freely in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space.

About me

I grew up in the Midlands and after leaving University, I headed south and moved to Bournemouth as I really enjoy the coastal and beach areas. I have worked for a number of years in the financial services, HR and recruitment industries with experience managing people and projects or creating and driving change. During my recruitment career, I become curious about how people achieve their potential in and outside of their work environment and what limits people at times. This led me to start training as a counsellor in September 2017 as I started to seek my own career change.

About my experience
I’ve been working as a counsellor since February 2019 providing both short and long term support to clients.  I’ve gained experience working within the charity sector, the NHS and privately. Alongside counselling, I work as a mental health practitioner within an NHS setting providing support across 5 doctors surgeries across Poole/Bournemouth.

Areas of support
I’m able to support most areas which include aspects such as bereavement, loss and grief, anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, trauma, self-esteem, relationships, loneliness, communication, assertiveness, employment matters such as redundancy, career changes, job seeking, financial concerns, eating disorders, self-harm.

Limits of support
I’m unable to provide support around addictions such as alcohol or drugs and do not currently work with under 18’s.  However, I would be happy to provide you with the names of relevant organisations that may be able to support you.

Qualifications

  • I am a member of the BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2), Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3), Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care – Bereavement Support Foundation Course, Safeguarding and Telephone Support
  • Full list of qualifications on linkedin: View here

You can learn more about working with me by clicking here, or if you’d like to discuss your options further, get in touch with me now.