About Me

I am an experienced and qualified Psychotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Client Centred Counselling and I have an ongoing commitment to training and personal growth. I respect the BACP code of ethics. I practice in the Portsmouth, Southsea and surrounding area.

I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector and as a counsellor within the NHS Primary Care Service.

I work creatively in a way that suits each individual or couple.

"My intention is to listen, understand and help you come to a greater understanding of your unique world, your circumstances and how you can move forward."

"I believe in the uniqueness of each individual; Having a deep personal commitment to all aspects of equal opportunity and a respect for diversity."

Alongside my therapy work with individual clients and couples I work with groups providing training and workshops including; Confidence and assertiveness, anger management, working with sexual minority clients, sexuality, gay affirmative practice, volunteering and basic counselling skills.

I have been engaged to provide training by organisations in the voluntary sector, the NHS and the W.E.A.

I have recently worked with young offenders and vulnerable young people in a secure residential unit, working with individuals and small groups around anger management and behaviour change coupled with building confidence and self esteem.

Confidentiality Policy

For therapy to be effective the client must be able to develop trust in the therapist.

Confidentiality is key to this and is of paramount importance to me.

I consult in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

This means that everything that passes between us is kept strictly confidential except in rare and extreme circumstances, for instance if a child protection issue arose or if I had reason to believe that the client was a danger to themselves or to others I would need to consult.

If such a rare instance occured I would consult fully with the client.

All therapists have an ethical duty to access clinical supervision of their work, this I do, maintaining client anonymity at all times.

If you have any questions on this or any other matter regarding my practice I will be more than happy to discuss this with you either by telephone or at an initial assessment session.