I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and an Accredited Member of BACP. I work from my home in a rural village in North Hampshire. My room overlooks our garden and is private and secluded.
My recent work has primarily been with young people, the issues I have supported my young clients through are many and varied, my aim is always to provide a safe space for my clients to explore what is important for them. I know from my own therapy that my teenage years impacted my adult life hugely, so I feel my experience working with teenagers has helped me to guide my adult clients through what can feel like a maze of feelings and emotions.
At the beginning of our work I aim to create a clear contract with clear aims between us, so we both know what we are aiming to achieve together. My work is informed by Transactional Analysis, and if you wish, I can use some of the theories to help explain your feelings, experiences etc. However in my experience some people don't want theories, they just need to be heard, to be listened to in a warm, safe space.
Training, qualifications & experience
Peter Symonds College, Winchester. Sept 2013 to Feb 2015. Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.
Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London. May 2015 to March 2016. Conversion Diploma from Adult to Adolescent and School Counselling.
Lisa Mass Counselling- OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision (working towards currently)
I have experience working for NHS, Steps to Wellbeing, in Southampton working with patients in a doctors surgery. I have also worked for Andover MIND with their adult and laterly as a youth counsellor with them. I also do some work for The Frankie Team, an initiative with Hampshire County Council working with young survivors of trauma, sexual abuse and exploitation.
I also work as a supervisor for counsellors working with young people, and as a tutor at a local college delivering counselling skills courses.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer an initial consultation session for free, thereafter I offer weekly sessions at the same day and time each week wherever possible. These sessions last for up to 60 minutes and cost £40. I require a £40 deposit on booking and payment at each session, deposits are returned at the final session. I ask that you commit initially to at least 6 sessions, this will be reviewed as our work progresses.
I do not have a waiting room and ask that clients use the nearby railway station car park and access my property from the rear of the property, which is where my garden room is situated.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer sessions on Monday afternoons and evenings, and Friday all day including evenings. I do also sometimes have other evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|