Perhaps you have found your way here because you are feeling low or anxious you may have suffered a bereavement, relationship difficulties or a loss of direction in your life and at these times it can be helpful to talk to a trained professional counsellor.
My counselling practice in Romsey offers a safe and confidential space where you are able to talk freely and openly about your concerns without feeling judged. As a qualified counsellor I am able to listen in a way that can help you identify and understand the source of your concerns whilst finding new ways of managing your difficulties.
I have many years experience working with adults and young people both in private practice and local charities in Winchester/Southampton and the New Forest. I am fully qualified and accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. My training is Psychodynamic whereby I believe that exploring and understanding ourselves and our past experiences can be liberating, giving us the freedom to make better choices in life.
I offer both short-term Brief Therapy and long-term Counselling. My work is tailored to your individual needs. I offer week days and some early evening appointments.
As a BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor I abide by the BACP code of ethics for good practice. My accreditation is reviewed annually to ensure good ethical practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)
Certificate In Counselling Skills (INT) Theory and Practice
Post qualification Certificate for Brief Psychodynamic Counselling
Solution Focused Therapy
Post qualification Assessment Training
I am a fully qualified and accredited/registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
My work has included working with adults in a Southampton charity (volunteer counsellor) A charity in the New Forest working with adults and a Youth Counselling service in Winchester. I am currently working in private practice in Romsey.
I regularly attend professional development seminars to update and inform my counselling practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Areas of Counselling Expertise
Life changes/ personal change
Anger and Assertiveness
Stress, trauma and abuse
I believe that finding a counsellor that you are comfortable working with is vital to the process and outcome of your counselling for this reason I offer an initial assessment session (one hour) £25 this gives us both the opportunity to meet and to consider our work together. If we both feel happy to proceed with counselling my fee will be £45 for a 50 minute session.
Week days and some early evenings.
You can contact me via e-mail or by phone to arrange an initial meeting.
If you need to leave a message on the phone please speak clearly leaving your name and number as well as a suitable time for me to contact you and I will return your call as soon as possible.