I am a qualified counsellor working in Winchester. My private practice offers you 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?:
Why do I seem to get into the same difficulties again and again with my relationships?
I used to enjoy work but now I'm not so sure.
I cannot motivate myself, I have lost my sense of direction, I am sure I used to be more confident! Sometimes I feel emotions 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 a loved one and I hurt so much.
I want to change something because this is not working for me.
I have this big decision to make and I am not clear about it.
I have tried to open up to friends or family members but I don't want to 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 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 system 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.
BA Law, History and History of Art, Sorbonne university, Paris.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I offer a free initial individual session of 30mn.
Following individual sessions are £40 per 50min and can be booked individually or in a block of 6.
Couples sessions are £65 for 60 mn.
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.
Concession £30 for trainee counsellors, the unemployed, students and retired people.
My practice is in central Winchester in a private and comfortable setting with plenty of free parking. I am on a main bus route (no 5/66).
I have a very old and well-behaved small dog, not allowed in my counselling room.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day sessions available 10am - 5pm.
Types of client