Hello and welcome. Deciding to see a therapist is an important and courageous decision.
COVID-19 update: 117/1/22 - During this difficult time you may be struggling even more and just need someone to support you therefore I am now also offering online and telephone appointments as well as face to face sessions.
Contact me for further details or take a look at my website at www.bluecactuscounselling.com
If you are at a difficult or emotional stage in your life it can help to talk to someone. Everyone suffers emotional difficulties at some time in their life and this can make us feel overwhelmed, desperate and scared. It is often difficult to share these worries with family and friends, not wanting to burden or worry them, maybe needing space to get a sense of your own feelings and needs. Person-centred counselling works from the belief that everyone has at their core the capacity to grow, improve and change to be the best they can be, despite their situation.
Life can sometimes feel difficult
We are all living in a fast paced world, maybe working long hours or struggling with the commitments of work, family and social networking, which put increasing demands on us. The pressure of attaining the right work/life balance can sometimes feel overwhelming especially during times of increased stress due to life events.
You may need time to reconnect
The stress of everyday life may have caused you to become anxious or have low mood after family or work difficulties or a bereavement. You may be feeling lost within yourself and the world or struggling with your identity and not know how to move forward.
You are not alone
I can provide the time and the space for you to focus on the experiences and relationships that have had an impact on your life. You may want to focus on issues that are currently worrying you and/or look into past events, in order to move towards a place which is calmer, with reduced stress and a clearer mind.
I believe in equal opportunities and embrace diversity.
I offer one to one counselling to adults and young people (18+ years).
My therapy room is located in Marchwood, Southampton and I also offer online sessions via Zoom or telephone.
I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions.
I offer a free 15 minute consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Certificate in Infant Loss
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling (Distinction)
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.
Member of Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have experience from my work at Brockenhurst College, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Southampton General Hospital and from my own private practice in Marchwood and Southampton.
I have carried out training and have experience with LGBTQ+ issues and lifestyles.
I work in a person-centred way using talking therapy to help people work through their worries and issues.
Some of the Issues Brought to Therapy
Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Childhood Experiences, Confidence, Coping in a Crisis, Coping with Feelings, Crime, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Difficult Feelings, Family Issues, Fear, Gender Identity, Identity, Illness, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Issues, Life Changes, Low Self-Esteem, Coping with Loss, Mental Health Issues, Parental Difficulties, Personal Development, Relationship Breakup, Relationship Difficulties, Self-Awareness, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse/Assault/Violence, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Violence, Work Issues
and many more…..
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£45 per session for counselling session at Marchwood
£45 per session for telephone/online via Zoom
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
I offer a FREE 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs.
This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions about how I work and for me to determine how best to support you.
Weekdays - Monday to Thursday - daytime and evening appointments