There are times in our lives, as a child or an adult, when we find we are struggling and we need someone to talk to in confidence, without the fear of being judged. I provide a warm, confidential environment, where you have the opportunity to be listened to and to explore some of the difficulties you may be experiencing.
Loneliness, helplessness and confusion are often feelings that affect people on a daily basis and also affect those around us. Talking to a counsellor can help you gain an understanding as to why things feel as they do and to find new ways of coping in order that you can feel more in control of your future.
I am a qualified BACP Senior accredited counsellor and also a qualified supervisor and work with both Adults, Children & Young people (from aged 7). For the past eighteen years I have been practicing with adults, with 16-19 year olds in an educational environment, a workplace counselling organisation, and a number of different charitable organisations. I also have a successful private practice based in Landford, working with both children and adults located within easy reach of Romsey, Chandlers Ford and Salisbury.
The way I work:
Depending on your situation and concerns I offer both short-term and open ended counselling.
Short term (6-12 sessions) is useful for particular difficulties such as panic attacks, anger management, anxiety and exam/work stress.
Open Ended is helpful for issues such as depression, grief, low self-esteem.
Counselling for Children and adolescents
I also work with children and adolescents using a number of different approaches to help explore their feelings and support them in developing healthy coping strategies for any difficulties now and also in the future. This type of therapy can help children and adolescents with the following :
Separation Anxiety School Difficulties
Excessive Worry and Anxiety Self-Harm
Family Breakdown School/College/University transitions
Bereavement Social or Academic Anxiety
And Lots More....
What to Expect from Counselling;
Beginning counselling for a young child, adolescent or an adult, can feel a scary process so having a little information about how counselling works maybe helpful. Counselling can help you make sense of difficulties that you may be experiencing and can provide a regular space where you can talk through how you are feeling. By going through this process you can learn new coping techniques, gain further understanding with the aim of helping you move forward.
How do I know if counselling is the right for me?;
You never know unless you try....but only you can decide. Counselling is there for anyone who is facing difficult times, needing support or guidance or just needing someone to talk to.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Nineteen years post qualifying experience.
- Senior BACP Accreditation (General & Children & Young People)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision.
- National Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
- Certificate in Advanced Cognitive-Behavioural Skills & Attitudes
- Certificate in Workplace Mediation
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Exam Stress and Student Anxiety
Exams and Transitions to College and University are a part of everyday life but can be challenging for both students and parents. A struggle to cope can trigger reactions from irritability, issues around eating, sleep deprivation or being tearful and panicky.
Whilst talking will not make the exams or transition go away, having someone to talk to about their anxiety and concerns can help and enable them to keep things in perspective.
Individual (Children & Adults)
£50.00 per 50 minute session.
(Should you be experiencing financial difficulty a reduced rate can be negotiated). Please do not let money concerns prevent you from contacting me.
I also offer an initial 30 minute session free of charge, with no obligation either side, to give you an opportunity to assess whether counselling is the right support you are looking for.
Concessions are also available to trainee counsellors.
I offer daytime appointments and some evening appointments. I also try and be as flexible as possible to fit in with working patterns.
I am a full and Senior Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work within their ethical framework to ensure professional practice.
I am also fully insured and CRB checked.