01730 892774 / 07582 266029
Hello and welcome ...
Maybe you are reading this because there is something in your life that feels very difficult and uncomfortable at the moment - something that you would like to understand more or change?
Change is possible at any time of life.
Even long-term problems can be resolved - and more recent issues are often best tackled quickly, before they become ingrained.
I can listen to you, confidentially and without judgement, whilst you explore your concerns. I can help you to understand them more and discover the changes that it seems important to make, supporting you while you bring them about.
How I Work
In counselling jargon, I use a humanistic and integrative approach, sometimes incorporating creative, Mindful and CBT interventions if appropriate - but only if these ways of working appeal to the client.
In plain language, counselling can provide you with an opportunity for self-exploration and examination of troubling issues and feelings in a confidential, non-judgmental and honest yet empathic environment.
My counselling framework is underpinned by Person Centred theory so my work is client-led and non-directive - in other words, we would work on the concerns you bring and I would not tell you what to think or do; rather, I would help you to discover your own ways to achieve greater contentment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My first career was as a cardiac physiologist and I have raised a family and cared for elderly relatives along the way.
Latterly, I re-trained as a reflexologist and I came into counselling through a desire to offer better support to my reflexology clients.
As well as seeing clients privately, I work as a counsellor in a voluntary capacity for two local organisations – The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire and The Bereavement Counselling Charity. I have also worked with the tenant's counselling service provided by Radian (a social housing provider).
My clients are of all ages, from 12 years upwards.
I have an Advanced Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a BA (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling.
Although under-pinned by Person Centred theory, my training has included:
- Gestalt and existential therapy
- Transactional analysis
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Creative approaches
- Working with couples and young people
- Working with bereavement and loss
- Working with addictions.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and also belong to the HACP (Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I have enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
To help you to decide if I am the right therapist for you, I warmly invite you to come and meet me and see where I work, free of charge or any obligation to book a further appointment - please contact me if you would like to arrange to visit.
Counselling sessions are usually weekly for a mutually agreed period.
If you decide to proceed, my fee is £40 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm Saturday: 9am - 1pm You may reach my answering service when you call - please do leave a message and I will get back to you. Alternatively, email or text.
Types of client