Counselling provides a unique place for personal expression and the opportunity to find a deeper awareness of what is important to you. Exploring how you experience yourself and others with someone who is not a friend, family member, or colleague; can bring relief, clarity and an understanding of any limiting beliefs that may be influencing your choices and behaviours
I believe that building a trusting relationship between client and counsellor clears a path to receiving empathy and non judgement, along which you can begin to feel a greater sense of empowerment and freedom within your life, now & in your future. I am non-directive in my approach, and I can offer creative methods of self-expression through which your personal development can grow.
I work with people who have come to counselling for many different reasons. I have developed experience and interest in the following areas: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, bereavement, chronic pain, rape & sexual abuse, self-sabotaging behaviours, insecurity about making changes, and feelings of emotional isolation.
My volunteer work has allowed me the privilege of working with those who face life-changing illness at the St. Luke’s Cancer Hospital in Guildford and with children, teenagers and adults, during and after bereavement with the Bereavement Counselling Charity.
I currently work in a senior school with children and teenagers during a critically important transitional time in their lives.
I also work at PARCS, the Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Crisis Service with children and teenagers, & with adults at Aquilis Counselling, Queen Alexander Hospital in Portsmouth.
If you would like to discuss working together in more detail, I would be happy to meet with you for a complimentary 30 minute consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Qualifying Diploma Counselling Children & Adolescents
FdSc Humanistic Counselling
Access to Counselling Levels 1 - 3
A registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within its Ethical Framework & attending regular supervision.
Diplomas in Massage & Aromatherapy
A Reiki Master/Teacher
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer a 30 minute free appointment, after which further appointments are £45.00 for 50 minutes. Fees are payable at the time of the appointment, and short-notice cancellation and non-attendance fees apply.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday 14:30 - 18:30
Types of client