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About me

I have a safe secure counselling room in the Eastleigh area, alternatively I am happy to travel to you to meet your needs in the comfort of your own home.  I have a successful private practice established in 2015 where I offer Counselling and Clinical Supervision. I am dynamic in my way of working and non-judgemental. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy,  I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, loss, bereavement, diagnosis, or in distress, or struggling with other life challenges, counselling can give you the confidential safe place to explore these issues.

You are the expert on you and counselling isn't about being told what you should or shouldn't do, it is a non-judgemental welcoming environment for you to work through decisions, strategies and find ways to live your life in a way that you are happy with. 

Alongside my private practice I work in a Secondary School counselling young people, a local Cancer Charity counselling parents and family members of young people with a cancer diagnosis attached to the Piam Brown ward at Southampton General Hospital. I am also a lecturer in Counselling teaching adults from level 2 to level 4 in counselling. 

If you have any queries please contact me by phone, email or through my website I will offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation for you to explore how I can help, giving you information about me and how I work. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced Gestalt Counsellor. I have extensive experience of working with young people and this reflects in my up to date diverse way of working. I hold a CPCAB Level 6 in Supervision. I also have specialised training of working with bereavement and loss.

My qualifications and training;

  • CPCAB Level 6 in Supervision 
  • Higher Education Level 5 Diploma in Counselling (2014)
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care 
  • Counselling clients that have experienced domestic violence
  • A Childs Grief                                                                           
  • Self-Harm                                                                                
  • Child Sexual Exploitation                                                      
  • Universal 1 training on sex and relationship education       
  • Universal 2 training on sex and relationship education       
  • Working with children who have been sexually abused 
  • Team Teach Training
  • Mental wellbeing in children and young people 
  • Mental wellbeing in schools 
  • Safeguarding 
  • Attachment in the early years
  • Brief Family Therapy
  • Rainbow Map 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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Additional information

50 minute counselling session in the comfort of your own home £55 per session (May vary based on location)

50 minute counselling session in a safe secure counselling room £50 per session

50 minute Family Therapy session from £60 per session

Payment can be made by cash on the day of your appointment or a bank transfer.

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms



In person

I offer clinical supervision, specialising in young people, grief and cancer diagnosis. I am also a lecturer in counselling at a local college.

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