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If you are experiencing a difficult or challenging time in your personal or professional life it can help to talk to a qualified counsellor. Enquiries welcome 07396 595593
I am a professionally qualified counsellor based in Eastleigh. I specialise in counselling adults, children and adolescents. Including those with High Functioning Autism.
Choosing the right counsellor can be difficult. I can offer a FREE initial 20 minute consultation, either by telephone or face to face. This would give us the opportunity to chat and discuss your expectations and whether we are comfortable to work together.
As a Humanistic Counsellor I can offer you the time and space to explore how you are feeling in a non-judgmental, confidential and comfortable space. As your counsellor my role is to listen, support and enable us to work through your difficulties together in a safe environment.
Healing doesn’t mean the damage and hurt never existed. It purely means the damage and hurt no longer controls your life.
My practice is located within central Eastleigh. Close to public transport and there is plenty of parking available.
If you would like to discuss your requirements or find out more about counselling you are very welcome to call me in confidence on 07396 595593 and leave me a message or alternatively you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
For the last 25 years, I have worked extensively for Gov, Town, Borough and County Councils supporting adults, adolescents and children during difficult and challenging times in their lives.
I hold a BAC Advanced Accredited Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, a Degree in Adolescent Studies and Psychology and have undertaken over 200 relevant training workshops, seminars and further development. I practise Humanistic Counselling and incorporate different styles tailored to my client’s individuality. These can include Person Centred, CBT and play therapy.
I worked for Hampshire Police for many years supporting adults, children and their families as victims of crimes. These included burglaries, assaults, sexual assaults, abuse, rape, male rape, sexual exploitation and domestic abuse, families affected by road death, trauma, loss, bereavement, suicide and murder.
I have worked full time as a School Counsellor supporting students aged 11-18 with presenting issues such as bullying, school phobic, eating disorders, stress, anxiety, self-harm, poor mental health, overly sexualised behaviours, sexual abuse, child in care, young carer, parent in prison, death of parent.
I have extensive experience in working with adults and young people who have undergone life changing experiences and have presenting issues from these. These can include PTSD, addictions; drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex. Stress, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviours, poor mental health, self harm, family and relationship issues.
I have a wealth of experience in counselling and supporting children and young adults with high functioning Autism. I am an Autism Ambassador for Hampshire and I hold an Anna Kennedy Foundation ‘Autism Hero – Lifetime Achievement Award’.
Professional Qualifications and Experience…
BAC Accredited Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Centra Level 3 Validated
Certificate in Counselling, Centra Level 2 Validated
Certificate in Counselling, Centra Level 1 Validated
Degree in Adolescent Studies, Southampton University
Degree in Psychology, Southampton University
CPD Accredited Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Hampshire Police Training…
Supporting rape & sexual assault victims
Supporting adult & child victims of sexual violence
Supporting domestic abuse victims
Supporting families bereaved by road death
Supporting child victims of crimes
Supporting victims of family abuse
Supporting families affected by suicide/murder
Supporting families affected by sexual exploitation
Supporting young women affected by FGM
Workshops, Training, Seminars, Other…
Low self esteem
Dealing with aggression
Substance misuse interventions
Psychology and the brain
Mental health and self-harm
Level 3 Safeguarding Award
Young Person Specific Training…
Sexual health & vulnerable young people
Self-harm and poor mental health
Children who abuse other children
Suicidal thoughts in children
Supporting a young person with a disabled sibling
Sexual abuse/Sexual Violence
Domestic abuse and young people
Child offenders & the Youth Justice system
Child in Care (LAC)
Social media addiction
Child sexual exploitation
Young people & inappropriate relationships
Autism Specific Training…
Advanced Autism Specialist
Supporting children with disabilities
Autism & how it affects the brain
Autism and Employability
Safeguarding disabled children
Working with High Functioning Autism and poor mental health
Depression in High Functioning Autism
SEN & sexual health: ASD
Autism: Early Interventions/ behavioural issues
Supporting parents/carers/siblings of autistic children
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced in delivering one to one and group Counselling within Schools
I am experienced in supporting individuals with High Functioning Autism
£45 - individuals aged over 18 1 x 50 minute face to face session
£30 – young person aged 10 to 17 years 1 x 45 minute face to face session
£25 - counselling students/supervision
£250 – block booking discount 6 x 50 minute adult face to face sessions
£130 - block booking discount 6 x 45 minute child/adolescent sessions
£0 - 1 x 15 minute initial telephone consultation (This is not a counselling session)
POA- organisations and corporate
24 Hours minimum cancellation notice is required for any appointments, otherwise the full fee is payable
Payment is accepted by cash or bank transfer at the session and receipts are available upon request
Payment due 24 hours prior to first session or upon arrival
Flexible availability including evenings and weekends can be mutually arranged
I am a member of the MBACP Counselling register and am duty bound by its Codes of Ethics and Practises (Registration no 385251)
I have professional liability insurance for my Counselling Practise
I am regularly supervised by a BACP Supervisor
I hold an up to date DBS Certificate
I can offer a discreet, comfortable and accessible venue
I can offer a discounted rate for block, organisation or corporate bookings