About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I am an honest and empathetic counsellor who will work with you in an ethical and caring way to help you process your emotions and explore new ways of being.

I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor, offering appointments online and via telephone. I can work with you on a short or long term basis dependent on your theraputic needs.  

I have a wide range of theraputic skills and training, which are all underpinned by a confidential, non judgemental and empathetic space for us to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

DipHE Level 5 Humanistic Gestalt Counselling

I work in the voluntary sector with children and young people aged 11-25, who are experiencing a wide range of issues including anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and stress. 

I also volunteer for a national bereavement charity with adults who are grieving a current or historic loss.

I am committed to regular continual personal development to keep my practice and skills current, and have included a list below of some of the additional training I have completed:

  • Introduction to Child Bereavement
  • Eating Disorders CPD
  • Trauma Awareness
  • Anxiety CPD
  • Transgender Awareness (Mermaids) CPD
  • Managing Friendships and Resilience CPD

I've also achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Special Educational Needs and Disability through TQUK.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I empathise with how daunting looking for the right counsellor can be, so I offer a free 30 minute consultation to find out what you're looking for from counselling and how best we can work together. It's important to me that you feel comfortable and empowered to make choices that feel right for you.

I am able to offer packages of six sessions booked in advance for a lesser rate.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can offer flexibility for shift workers.

Further information

I attend regular clinical supervision and continual professional development training to make sure my training is current in accordance with the law, as well as ethically through my membership with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. More details can be found here: https://www.bacp.co.uk/

Bishops Waltham
Southampton
Hampshire
SO32

Southampton
SO17

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Izzy Sturgess

Izzy Sturgess