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Qualifications & Experience

My qualifications are:

Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (South Downs College).
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (South Downs College).
First Steps in Counselling Skills (Portsmouth College).

Accredited counsellor for pregnancy and infant loss with The Foundation for Infant Loss Training.

Various and specialised training specific to the organisations I have been an associate Counsellor with.

Numerous workshops and CPD events to continue my professional and personal development.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am currently working towards Accreditation. I attend regular monthly supervision in accordance with the BACP's guidelines and am fully insured.


I began counselling in 2003. I was a volunteer Bereavement Counsellor for five years with Havant Bereavement Care Group, now known as The Bereavement Counselling Charity who provide home visits to people who have been bereaved and find that they are struggling with their loss. They also run a service for children and young people. During that time I also volunteered with The Alzheimers Society counselling people who are carers for relatives of those suffering with Dementia and Alzheimers.

In 2009 to 2012 I was an Associate Counsellor with Portsmouth Area Rape Crisis, now known as Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS). PARCS provide specialised counselling for men and women of all ages that have suffered sexual abuse as a child or adult and also for those that have or are experiencing Domestic Violence. They also provide a young person's service and undertake outreach work with young people in schools.

I volunteered as a Bereavement Counsellor at The Rowans Hospice for three years, having left that role in August 2017. During my time there, I gained experience in supporting not only the bereaved but clients with life limiting illness and clients who had a relative or friend that were living with life limiting illness or dying.

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