Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.
I hope to answer any questions you may have about counselling and myself.
I am Person Centered- so this means that my approach is Non Directive. It is all about you as a whole person. I work with everything in the room- and use my skills to facilitate an environment, where a person can draw up the conclusions that they need to. Therapists are not experts of individuals worlds- you are. The process of therapy will allow you to complete the work that you need to on yourself with a helping guiding hand.
Writing your skills in a paragraph is difficult but important so that you know that I am the right therapist for you.
I started my work over 11 years ago, where I worked with women, who lived with abuse. I moved my work onto working with children that had lived with adverse experiences at home- that were incredibly difficult for them to understand. I spent five years in this role, working with young people in prison and also within school environments.
I have always, always been (and remain) an empathic person that works with every person as a individual.
My work then took a turn into working in the field of Human Trafficking where I worked with children and adults that had been trafficked from all over the world, into the UK. Through this work, I worked with PTSD, CPTSD, Mental Health, Depression - the list goes on.
In all of my work- I have witnessed people go through some horrendous experiences and I have watched with admiration, as they work themselves through this- this is why I am a therapist and have my own practice, as through the work I have delivered over the years, there is one fluid thread amongst all of it- adults, children, men and women- we all want to get better and work towards being the best version of ourselves.
I have had my own practice for some time and have some long term clients and others that access me when they need to. I truly admire all that I work with and that enter into the theraputic relationship.
How I work:
I am Person Centered and believe in the theory of personality and how it wants to evolve and move forward. It is the experiences that we have, that can block us as humans and lead us into turmoil- where we question life and who we are as people.
I can offer you acceptance, a listening ear and a helping hand.
My biggest tool is congruence (total unfiltered honesty) this being something that does not allow a person to hide from the impact of situations. What I mean by this, is as humans in order to deal with trauma and difficult situations, we can develop a whole host of coping strategies and alter our perception of ourselves and life to make things fit in- with how we want to see this world- this isn't always helpful and for me it will be about breaking this down with you, to find the you that you are inside. I will work with every part of you that is brought into therapy.
Acceptance and resolve, will bring about peace for you internally. This is about you and you drawing up the conclusions that you need to. Therapy is about empowerment and listening to you. One of the biggest difficulties that I see in therapy, is that to listen to who we are as people, is hard in todays society, particulary when people have been dealt a tough hand.
Who I work with and where:
I have worked with a whole host of matters in my career. I see an individual and for me people do not fit into boxes- we will assess together, whether I can provide what it is that you are looking for.
I will invite you for an initial session and from there, we will look at booking in therapy.
I have bases in Botley in Southampton and also happy to work in the City Center and Portsmouth- I am happy to travel and see clients at their own address, if this is suitable. I believe that therapy in a comfortable environment, helps the process.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person Centered Counseling and Psychotherapy
- Level 3 Counseling Skills
- Law Degree (LLB Hons)
- Domestic Abuse training and the impact on young people
- Child protection Awareness Programme
- Child Sexual Abuse- making it everyone's business
- Motivational Interviewing
- Listening to and Responding to Children who may be at risk of harm
- Child Protection Training
- Effective Recording for Practitioners
- Motivational Interviewing training
- Understanding and working creatively with children and young people
- OISC training level 1 & 2 Immigration Law
- Safeguarding adults at risk training
- Solution Focused Skills
- Trauma Training
- GDPR training
- Adult Safeguarding
- Adverse Childhood Experiences Level 2 EDU Care
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic Abuse
As mentioned about a lot of my work over the years has been in these areas. I’m currently working in a specialist Domestic Abuse role alongside my therapy work. This is inclusive of training to professionals.
- Our initial session is £40 and if we agree to work together, I will ask that you book six sessions in with myself. The reason for this, is that we need this for the work and commitment of therapy.
- The sessions after the initial meeting are £45 for 50 minute.
What to do next: You can contact me by text, phone or email to arrange a convenient time for our first consultation. Payment for each session is payable by bank transfer 24 hours in advance.
Cancellations: I understand there may be times when you have to cancel and or rearrange a session. I will try to be as flexible as possible but require a minimum of 48 hours notice otherwise the full session fee will be payable.
The therapy and length of this is determined by you. If needed, I will review the therapy after six weeks, you can at that time choose to finish or continue. I work out of two premises and will release these details to you when you contact me directly.
If you have any questions please let me know.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have one space available for therapy and more after Xmas.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|