I am a qualified counsellor with experience in supporting individuals with a range of issues. I practice in Winchester, Hampshire and offer a secure, respectful and non-judgemental atmosphere to enable you to feel safe to talk openly.
Some of the issues I am most experienced with include, loss and bereavement, terminal illness, cancer diagnosis, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, bullying, abuse, low confidence and self-esteem, shame and general relationship problems.
Things happen in life that can make you feel like you can’t cope or you want to change the way you behave in certain situations. Counselling can make a real difference to how you think and feel about things and can enable you to make the changes you need to lead a more positive life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) together with the Hampshire Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (HACP).
I have experience working with a range of individuals in both private practice and public institutions. In addition to working as a counsellor, I am also a cancer nurse specialist.
My approach is predominately based on Transactional Analysis which is a theory of personality and systematic psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change.
BA (Hons) Social Anthropology London University
PGDip Adult Nursing Southampton University
FdA Humanistic Counselling Middlesex University
Certificate in Counselling Young People (11-25 years).
Currently working in:
-Private Practice (Adults & Young People)
-Victoria’s Promise (young women diagnosed with breast cancer)
-Sarum Road Hospital (Cancer diagnosis)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration and can be booked one at a time or in a block. The overall number of sessions will depend on the nature of what you wish to explore and the pace at which you feel comfortable to work. Some clients will come for a few sessions of short-term therapy to look at a specific issue; others will choose to work for a longer period on an open-ended basis. When we meet we can talk through what feels right for you and we can review these arrangements at any time.
The fee for each session is £50.
The initial session is 30 minutes duration and free of charge.
I offer concessions to students, unemployed, the elderly and trainee counsellors.