I am a qualified counsellor working in Winchester. My private home practice offers a safe and comfortable place where you can be heard in complete confidence.
Life can get complicated and challenging. Do you recognise some of the following thoughts and feelings, for example:
Why do I seem to get into the same difficulties again and again with my relationships or at work?
I used to enjoy my job but now I feel I have lost my sense of direction.
I have difficulty motivating myself, I used to be more confident.
Sometimes I feel strong emotions that I cannot understand, and it scares me.
There are some things in my past I would like to talk about but I am afraid or ashamed, I don't want to be judged or labelled.
Everything is scary.
I have lost someone and I hurt so much.
I feel nothing.
I feel angry most of the time.
I want to change something because this is not working for me.
I/we have a big decision to make and I/we want to give it my/our best shot.
I don't want to/can't open up to friends or family members because I don't want to/can't burden them with my 'stuff'.
Professional counselling can make a real difference in understanding what is happening to us and why, and how we can implement lasting changes in how we experience the world and how we relate to ourselves and others.
My experience includes adults and young adults living with depression, anxiety, panic and stress, loss of motivation or direction in life, terminal illness, workplace and relationship issues, sexual violence or abuse.
I also offer pre-marital/pre-cohabiting non-religious counselling for couples. In a fun but serious way you will be able to explore your values and expectations, before making a decision based on emotions alone. You will be able to identify and smooth over potential areas of conflicts, and be confident that you share the same expectations about most things, giving your alliance a solid foundation for the best chance of success.
I have worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings such as Universities, hospitals' cancer units, GP practices, charities and Council-aided establishments.
I work mainly with Transactional Analysis, which is a theory of personality and a communication tool that can implement simple, positive and rapid changes. I also use other modalities and schools of thoughts, depending on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA Humanistic Counselling (Merit), Middlesex University.
PGCE French - English, King Alfred's college, Winchester.
BA Law, History and History of Art, Sorbonne university, Paris.
Cancer counsellor, War Memorial Hospital, Andover.
RASAC counsellor, Winchester.
St Francis' GP surgery counsellor, Chandlers Ford.
Southampton University counsellor.
Friends of the Family counsellor, Winchester.
Private practice, Winchester.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free initial individual appointment of 30mn.
Therafter, individual appointment are £55 for 60mn and couples appointments are £80 for 60mn (or £40 each).
Individual appointment concession £35 for trainee counsellors, the unemployed, students and seniors (60+).
The number of sessions will vary with your needs, perhaps you only seek a few sessions, perhaps you will look for a longer therapy. We will have regular checks on what feels right for you and whether we are staying on tracks, and our initial arrangements can be reviewed at any time.
Private practice in central Winchester in a safe and comfortable setting, with plenty of free parking.
Main bus route no 5/66, Sleepers Hill stop, then a 2mn walk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French (Native speaker)|
Day sessions available 10am - 5pm.
Types of client