Counselling at the Bay Tree
Professional, confidential therapy
Experienced Counselling Professional
With over 20 years experience as a counsellor, I established Counselling at the Bay Tree in 2006. I came into counselling from a background in language teaching, and because I found out for myself how helpful counselling can be. I love counselling because I am always interested in people's stories and finding out how they have come to be where they are in life. In this way, everyone's counselling is unique, and I work in different ways with different people. I have a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling, and Senior Accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a manager and supervisor of counsellors.
Individually suited to you
If you are struggling with difficult feelings and decisions, it can just be a great support to come and talk to a professional in a secure comfortable environment.
Psychodynamic counselling is also teamwork, as we go on to explore your life's journey so far, your present situation, and your future options. We will also look at your unconscious feelings and conflicts. Understanding yourself in depth enables you to make good decisions to get your life heading to where you want it to be. Common reasons for seeking counselling are: loss and grief, anxiety or depression, relationship problems, work-related stress, transitions to new life stages, or just not knowing where your life is going. This kind of work can be a rewarding investment in yourself and your own life.
Black Lives Matter
All are welcome to access this service regardless of racial heritage. I am committed to the breaking down of barriers between people due to outdated preconceptions around race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or physical difference.
I have a Diploma in Supervision from Iron Mill College in Poole, and supervise counsellors who work with individuals in private practice. I enjoy building a respectful and supportive collaboration working face-to-face or online. I prefer to supervise counsellors who work relationally, and are familiar with psychodynamic concepts such as the unconscious and transference. I also aim to offer practical, thoughtful help with ethical dilemmas as they arise in the work, with reference to the BACP Ethical Framework.
My current fee for supervision is £50 for 60 minutes.
You are welcome to get in touch for any more information.
Online sessions are a flexible and convenient way to access help. I am a professionally qualified online therapist. I can help you set up the sessions, and you may well find that working remotely becomes your new normal. Counselling can take place by phone or on Zoom, or by email if you would prefer to write rather than talk. This can be for as many or as few sessions as you would like.
£45 per session
Face to Face Individual Counselling
Weekly appointments at the Bay Tree Therapy Centre in Christchurch. Choose what you would like to work on, go at your own pace, and finish when you are ready. This is for individuals only, over the age of 16.
£50 per session
'There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you'
You are welcome to get in touch by phone or email if you would like to know more about counselling. Take a look at my blog or follow me on Instagram. Or you can book an initial consultation with me either at the Bay Tree Therapy Centre or online for £25.
Bay Tree Therapy Centre
24 Saxon Square
Christchurch BH23 1QB