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I believe that all of us can get stuck sometimes, that we may need someone else with us to think out aloud, find a different view, make sense of our experiences and express emotions as well as thoughts that we might not feel able to express in our daily life.
I offer a safe, reflective space where you can slow down, make sense of your experiences, heal and grow, so that life can feel safer and more manageable.
I am passionate about helping you find your individual path to improved mental health. Part of this might be supporting you in discovering choices and resources which you find helpful.
What I can help with:
- Anxiety: My heart is racing. My breath is shallow.
- Stress: I feel overloaded.
- Depression: I have no energy. I lost motivation. The black dog that sits on me.
- Trauma: I do not feel safe anymore.
- Loss and Grief: Someone or something I had is gone. It has left an emptiness that hurts.
- Stuck-ness: I am trying hard to find a solution, but I keep going around in circles.
- Confusion: My head is in a muddle. I need time and space to think.
- Overwhelm: I cannot cope.
- Self-esteem: I am not good enough
- Shame: I am unlovable. I am a mistake.
- Loneliness: I feel separate. I do not fit in. There is no one I can talk to. No one understands me.
- Relationship Issues: One or more relationships in my life are not as I hope, want or need them to be.
I am always happy to answer any questions you might have or to organise a first meeting. Just contact me and we can find out how I might be able to support you. If I don't answer the phone please leave a message. I will try and come back to you within 24hours/ 48 hours at the weekend.
Training, qualifications & experience
DipHE Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor. Gestalt counselling is a holistic approach, which means that the counsellor understands a person as a whole including the relationship between them and their world. Gestalt counsellors focus on the here and now, examining current thoughts, behaviour and feelings in order to help a client gain awareness of how they relate to events and people. This awareness is crucial in bringing about change. Most important to this approach is the relationship between client and counsellor.
I trained and continue to work at the Olive Branch in Winchester.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
There is no charge for an initial phone conversation, which gives you the opportunity to ask any questions. Subsequent sessions are charged at a rate of £50 per 50 minute session.
When I work
Monday to Saturday
I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by its Ethical Framework. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.