I am a qualified counsellor who works with teenagers and adults on a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, self-harm, and relationship difficulties. I provide a confidential space in which you, the client, can express emotions without fear of judgement and can begin to understand and process your feelings, enabling you to break free from old cycles and patterns of behaviour and move forward with more resilience and hope.
Most importantly, I believe that a trusting relationship is key to progress within counselling and am confident that we will be able to build this.
I have worked with young people for over twenty years in different capacities and therefore have a good understanding of the academic and social pressures that a young person faces. I will help you, or your child if you are reading this as a parent, to feel secure, accepted and respected and to flourish within a trusting relationship. I work safely within the boundaries of confidentiality to ensure that all parties feel secure in the process.
I enjoy working creatively with clients, using pictures, objects and other materials to enhance your understanding of yourself. We can also work to understand the interactions between your body and mind, your emotional and physical reactions.
Please feel free to contact me by telephone or email if you have any questions. I offer a free initial session which allows me to find out more about your situation and us both to confirm that we can work together comfortably and productively. I am qualified to work online and this can be discussed on enquiry.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (hons) first class in Humanistic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Young People
- Certificate in online counselling
Current and Past Experience
- Counsellor for adults in a local charity run agency
- Counsellor at a sixth form college
- Social and Academic mentor at a local private school
- Adult Learning Tutor on the 'Introduction to Counselling' course at Eastleigh college
- Working with risk and suicidal ideation
- The neuroscience of depression
- Working with young people in a college environment
- Working creatively/introduction to sandplay
- Trauma and loss
- The absorbed self - working with narcissism
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
Initial assessment session - free
Subsequent sessions are £40 for 50 minutes.
I offer discounts to NHS workers.
Concessions offered for
Enhanced DBS certificate for working with children and adults.
Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.