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DipHE Couns. Reg. MBACP

About me

Hello and a warm welcome to you… How are you feeling right now? Perhaps a little anxious at taking your first steps to finding a counsellor. That’s completely normal. Well done for getting this far! Life can feel difficult at times but if you are struggling, you don’t have to face your worries alone. I believe that people have the ability to solve their own problems, but can sometimes feel stuck and need some help. My role is not to advise but to help you to see your own situation more clearly. We will work together to find the solutions that are right for you. Counselling could be the best gift you ever give yourself.

My passion lies in helping people like you to improve self-worth and esteem. This is because I believe how you view yourself can have a huge impact on how you experience the world around you and your relationships with others. Our time will be directed by what’s a priority for you and I will be there to support you in your process.

Many of us experience times in life when we feel sad, lost, empty, stressed, worried or stuck and sometimes it may feel like it will never get better. I can help you to manage your anxiety, ease feelings of guilt and shame, feel more comfortable in asking for your needs to be met, more confident in saying no, and feel happier within yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

My core training is a DipHE in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling.

I have experience of working with adults, children and young people experiencing a variety of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, anger, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and relationship/family issues.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free introductory appointment to all new clients. Thereafter, my fee is £45 per 50-minute session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer a variety of daytime and evening appointments Monday-Friday. Please contact me to book a free introductory appointment and discuss current availability. 

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50

Southampton, Hampshire, SO14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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My private practice is located on the ground floor with free on-road parking outside.

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