Long and short term counselling for young adults and older clients
Daytime, early morning, evening and weekend sessions available.
mobile: 07515 822385
Throughout our lifetime we face changes in the way we live. Sometimes these changes are coping with issues associated with bereavement, relationship difficulties, redundancy, and addictions.
Adapting to retirement, marriage or a long-term illness or disabilities can often cause deep feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, isolation, and unhappiness. Our role may change and we find ourselves taking care of our partner or parents.
When we feel anxious, low or confused it is often difficult to understand what's going on with our life. Sometimes these feelings are like a thick, heavy fog which does not clear.
My role is to gently facilitate the process of supporting you to find your own way to make positive changes in a kind and non-judgemental way.
We work at your pace in a confidential and safe environment, without any pressure to discuss anything which may be sensitive or painful. Client safety and confidentiality are of utmost priority.
We gently explore your current difficulties from a different perspective, focusing on improving the quality of your life.
I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation which provides an opportunity to ask any questions which may be worrying you about the counselling process or my practice.
All enquiries are strictly confidential.
Prior to my counselling career, I have worked in various fields including sales and marketing, advertising sales, pharmaceuticals, director of a public house and running my market stall.
My common denominator has always been my interest in human beings and different cultures.
My rich life experiences have given me insight to many of the stressful, and often complex dynamics which modern family life and the pressures of work often present. I have a long-term personal and professional interest how the effects of addiction can have a negative impact on relationships and families.
I have worked at a counselling charity for 6 years supporting clients with a variety of issues including relationships, divorce and separation, gender and sexuality, personality disorders, abortion, bereavement, financial worries, domestic violence, anger and self-harm. My work as a volunteer counsellor at a rape and sexual abuse charity involved supporting men and women who have experienced unwanted sexual and emotional abuse.
I am a qualified Cruse bereavement counsellor with a personal understanding of the pain when a loved one or pet dies.
I have a small private practice based at my home in Winchester. I have limited availability from my practice in London. Please contact me for details.
I work in accordance with the ethical framework of the British association of counsellors and psychotherapists and receive regular clinical supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Counselling
DIP/HE Gestalt and Humanistic Counselling
101 Transactional Analysis
CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Working with Personality Disorder Level 1
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Basic Counselling Skills– Level 2
Professional Development Training/Workshops
Breaking the cycle of depression
Counselling clients who have experienced domestic violence and honour crime
Social media in counselling and psychotherapy
Working with suicide and depression
Online therapeutic presence
Working with a sand tray in counselling Narrative Therapy with Professor Rudi Dallos
Feral children or failed children: Trauma, alienation, violence and anti-social behaviour.
Working with self-harm
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My BA Hons dissertation research "Exploring the long-term emotional impact on children of incarcerated parents" gave me a deeper insight into difficulties faced by the family and the individual who have been separated due to imprisonment.
Areas I can help with include: Family or relationship issues, Work-related issues, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Traumatic experiences, Addictions, Loneliness, & Debt.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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Each 60-minute session £50.00
A limited number of reduced fee appointments are available.
Please do not hesitate to enquire - the reduced fee sessions are in place to help.
Payment options: Cash,PayPal, BACS transfer. Bank account details will be provided upon booking your session.
I respond to all email or text enquiries within 24 hours.
If you have not received my reply within 24 hours it is advisable to check your spam/junk folder.
- My personal and professional development is very important to me.
- I attend regular training courses and workshops to develop my career.
- I hold a Disclosing and Barring Service Certificate (DBS) previously known as CRB
- Registered Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with their ethical code of practice as a framework.
- My counselling work is fully Supervised.
- Personal / Professional Liability Insurance
- Registered with the Information Commissioner for Data Protection.
- Free car parking.
- A ground floor consultation room is available for clients with limited mobility. (please request prior to your session)
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Early morning, evening, weekend sessions available.
Types of client