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(BACP Member)

About me

I bring a warm, engaged, and candid approach to the therapeutic relationship so that you can feel comfortable bringing your true self to each session. I have particular experience in supporting people with trauma, anxiety, depresssion, addiction, and those who self harm. I worked as a volunteer counsellor at Portsmouth University for 3 years until 2021 counselling students of all ages and I currently work for the Solent Rape and Sexual Assault Counselling Centre within The You Trust. I also do private practice work from home, based between Winchester and Petersfield.

I offer psychodynamic counselling which is a form of therapy that aims to make the unconscious conscious and looks at how relationships and environments influence our decisions and choices in the here and now. It is an equal partnership, in which together we will carefully and sensitively explore your feelings, thoughts and memories without judgement and with complete confidentiality. I will help you to find inner resilience and coping strategies, and actively move towards the changes you want to see in your life.

Therapy offers a fresh alternative perspective for you to work on the most important relationship in your life, the one with yourself. It is a safe space for you to release and resolve what is perhaps holding you in a stuck position. I believe the essence of achieving all this lies in the foundations of trust you have with the therapist of your choice. This is backed up by research that states that the relationship between the client and therapist is the key to the successful outcome of the therapy, not the specific model of therapy being offered.

I regret I do not have wheelchair access for my private practice at home.

Training, qualifications & experience

Membership: BACP Individual Member

University of London, Birkbeck College: Diploma in Psychology

Diploma in Psychotheraputic Counselling

DBS Cleared

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

An initial telephone or Zoom consultation discussion, with no obligation to continue, is free. This is an opportunity for you to get a sense of what therapy is like, ask questions and consider if you could work with me.

Sessions thereafter cost £45 an hour (concessions available, please call me and ask). We would talk for one hour once a week at the same time for a duration of time agreed and decided upon by you. The length of therapy varies.

Alresford, Hampshire, SO24

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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