Hello,I am an experienced general counsellor and Relate trained relationship therapist with psychosexual training.
Counselling is a form of listening which enables a person to begin to make sense of their personal issues and to work out ways to resolve them.
I will not tell you what to do neither can I resolve your issues for you... but I can certainly help you sort things out in your own mind and start to work your way through things.
One of the ways I can do this is to provide somewhere calm, peaceful and accepting for you to sit quietly to think and to talk. I am trained to ask appropriate questions to help you explore issues for yourself.
I have taught Integrative counselling to Diploma level at a College ofTechnology and worked in pastoral care at a hospice for several years.
I offer face to face counselling, telephone or video sessions either via Skype or Zoom.
As a relationship counsellor with over 30 years experience, I can help couples communicate with each other and gain a deeper understanding.
Hopefully, a relationship can be repaired. If it cannot, at least couples can explain in a calm setting, why they need to part. Deep down though, many don't want the relationship to end, they just want it to change.I can offer you help and space to talk and listen to one another. To communicate on a deeper level and gain better understanding of each other ... and yourself.
One of the most difficult things to talk to each other about can be sexual issues. I am a fully qualified , trained psychosexual therapist, marital and relationship counsellor.
Sometimes a relationship is over. You may need help in explaining this to your partner, or you may need support while you come to terms with a relationship break up. I can provide this.
Not all counselling is about the making or breaking of relationships.For many Lockdown has been hugely stressful, frustrating and deeply worrying,particularly for those who have lost loved ones in tragic circumstances. You may have been made redundant or lost your job. You have had major lifestyle changes forced upon you with all the shock,worry and upset that brings.
Most of us like clear goals and gudelines in our life. We need to know where we are heading. Anything less can bring about feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness and depression. Panic attacks.
I have wide experience in bereavement counselling, post traumatic stress disorder and stress related issues.I can help individuals explore their fears.I have training and experience in a variety of different approaches, including CBT .
Listen With the Intent to Listen - Not to Reply - Stephen Covey
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip Couns Supervision
Relate Cert in Relationship and Couple Counselling
Relate Dip in Psychosexual Therapy
Practitioner Skills in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselling
Practitioner skills in Eating Disorders therapy
Practitioner skills in EMDR.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Last appointment 8.15pm. Earliest 8.30am.Private annexe,ensuring confidentiality. Parking.Also telephone, Skype or Zoom counselling.
Free 15 mins initial telephone consultation
I offer counselling to clients from a wide area, including Fleet, Crookham, Aldershot, Farnham, Crondall, Odiham, Farnborough, Alton, Basingstoke, Guildfrord, Haslemere, Hindhead.