Sometimes things just don’t seem right, we may feel angry, anxious or sad but don’t really know why. We can become ‘stuck’ in a way of life, a relationship or a career that is no longer rewarding. It can be difficult to talk these issues through with those who are closest to us, but equally the prospect of counselling may seem quite daunting. I understand this, and work in a warm, relational way, offering you the opportunity to talk things through in a safe and confidential environment. I will truly listen without judging or criticising you.
Do you feel stressed, worried, depressed, angry, confused, lost? Suffering from work-related problems, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, general anxiety? Does is seem that life has lost its spark? Talking things through with a trained professional can help you find your way.
I offer general counselling to adults and young people from 16 for a wide range of issues, such as life changes, relationships, work, low self-confidence, anxiety, stress, and bereavement. Teenagers often come for counselling because of the pressure of school work, friendship groups, eating issues, and family relationships. It can be really helpful for them to talk things through in confidence with someone who will truly listen and understand.
I also have a great interest in the human-companion animal bond, and understand how important a part our pets play in our lives. I offer counselling for pet-related issues, such as re-homing, treatment options, when to say goodbye, and pet bereavement.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis, accredited by the BACP and validated by the University of Middlesex.
I also hold the following:
- L2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling awarded by the CPCAB
- L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by the CPCAB
- L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies awarded by the CPCAB
- Certificate of Transactional Analysis 101 awarded by the Institute of Transactional Analysts
- Certificate in Counselling Young People
I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a member of the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have worked with teenagers and with adults of all ages for a wide range of issues, and am committed to improving the quality of my service by attending regular clinical supervision sessions, and by ongoing professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Animal assisted therapy
Counselling for pet owners
£50 per 50-minute session
My practice is based in Chineham, Basingstoke, with very easy access from the M3. There is free parking on site.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available daytime and evenings
Types of client