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About me

Welcome. I am an experienced Person Centred humanistic counsellor who offers a confidential, non-judgmental and safe place to explore issues which are important to you.  Counselling sessions are held in a peaceful, tranquil location in the centre of Winchester, a short walk from the Cathedral, shops and amenities.

My aim is to help clients who wish to seek insight, awareness and meaning, and to experience positive change in their lives within a trusting and confidential relationship.

I strive to provide a safe place where you may explore any issues and find direction in your life through the therapeutic process.  I hope you may experience enhanced meaning in your world with personal growth and awareness.

How can I help?

I offer both open-ended and time-limited therapy to adults and couples.

I have experience of working with a diversity of clients with a wide range of presenting problems, some of which include anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, depression, social anxiety, eating disorders, sexual issues, low self-esteem, low self confidence, miscarriage, abortion, stress, cancer, panic attacks, feelings of sadness, mental health issues and work-related problems.

I also have experience of working with elderly people, both personally and professionally.

Getting started...

At an initial consultation appointment we can together help you come to a decision on whether the therapy I offer may be suitable for you.

Please contact me if you wish to make an initial appointment or if you have any queries regarding my qualifications or practice. If I am unavailable, please feel free to leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) (1st) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2010
  • Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling - 2009
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2005
  • Certificate in Counselling Concepts - 2005
  • Diploma in Casework Supervision - December 2010
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling - June 2011

I formerly worked for Cruse as a Bereavement Support Worker after completing their training.

I am a member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with issues including loss and bereavement, loneliness, uncertainty and offer clients a safe place, where they may explore past trauma and find hope for the future.

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £45 for a 50 minute counselling session.  My fees for couple counselling are £60 for a 90 minute session.

I offer Person-Centred supervision for a fee of £60 for a 90 minute session, and £45 per hour, with concessions for students.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for evening and weekend sessions.

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

There is parking a few yards from my counselling room and easy access to public transport.

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In person

I am an experienced and qualified Person-Centred Supervisor and I offer this supervision to those from other modalities in addition to my own.

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