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MBACP, BSc (Hons) in Gestalt Counselling

About me

A qualified, experienced counsellor, offering face to face or online counselling in central Winchester. 

I work with all adults (18+)

  •  I am a warm, empathetic counsellor offering you a safe setting to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to enable you to move forward with your life.  Whether you want to deal with something that is troubling you or face a change in your life, we can work together to create an increased sense of wellbeing.
     
    I believe that, given the time, space and empathy people have the capacity to change and grow.
     
    If you are:
     
    Not sure how you are feeling but something doesn’t feel “right”
  • Finding a situation distressing
  • Feeling stuck in life
  • Feeling anxious, depressed or stressed
  • Suffering from low self-esteem or self-confidence
  • Struggling to face challenges or changes
  • Facing uncertainty
  • Having challenges with a relationship, either personal or at work?

Then I can work with you to create the change or understanding you need. 
 
My clients have said they feel motivated, more resilient and lighter following counselling.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their professional standards and ethics.  I also attend regular supervision and continuous professional development.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Gestalt Counsellor, which means I am interested to explore what the world and events mean to you and how they impact you.  I understand that you are the expert in yourself and my role is to work with you to challenge and explore your feelings and beliefs and to enable growth and change.  My aim is to raise awareness of your patterns of behaviour with the intention to facilitate change.   I will offer you the time and space and follow your pace and respect your boundaries.

  • I have worked in a University and a Charity setting with adults age 18+.  I have helped them face change, loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues and feeling of not being good enough.  Alongside, working with their past trauma, sexuality and difficulties in relationships. 
     
    Qualifications:
     
  • BSc (Hons)in Gestalt Therapy
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
  • Certified Online Counsellor

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Optional 30-minute telephone call or in person session to see if I am the right counsellor for you - Free
Face to Face or online 50min session - £50

When I work

My working week is from Monday to Thursday 9am - 7pm.

10 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EF

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom