Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or bereavement? Counselling is often a step you can take to help you find hope and healing. Coming from a Nursing and Midwifery background (I was a midwife for 30 years), I have a particular interest and expertise in issues around pregnancy, childbirth and fertility and I offer counselling in a safe, welcoming and private room in central Eastleigh. Are you struggling with post-natal depression or anxiety following a traumatic delivery? Or perhaps you are devastated after losing a baby, or struggling with life following an abortion. Please get in touch, I can help.
Depending on the issues you face, short-term counselling may be all you need to bring you to a better place emotionally. However, if you have deeper, long-standing issues of trauma or abuse, longer-term psychotherapy will enable you to understand yourself and begin to move forward.
After working in various charity-based organisations, I have wide experience in most aspects of general counselling such as generalised anxiety and depression, but also have particular skills around loss (bereavement, divorce and relationship issues, coping with cancer or a difficult diagnosis, and caring for someone with disability or dementia).
I am also keen to see relationships enhanced and restored if possible, and am enjoying working with couples. Whatever your reason for coming to counselling, you will find I provide a friendly, confidential, supportive relationship and a safe space, to help you find a way forward. I offer a reduced price initial session which is your opportunity to see if you feel at ease with me and if what I can offer is likely to meet your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
HE Diploma in Counselling, University of Southampton, 2009.My course was in integrative, relationship-based counselling which means I am able to use various models and theories of counselling, the relationship being the key aspect of therapy. I have experience in short and long-term therapy, with adults and couples of all ages, working with relationship issues, loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression and mental health issues.
Other training: TA 101 course; Pregnancy Choices Practitioner course; Post-Abortion, Miscarriage & Baby Loss training; 2 day Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) course; 2 day course on Fundamentals of Couple Therapy and On-line Trauma & Dissociative disorder Training with Carolyn Spring.
I also regularly attend 1 day training workshops on a variety subjects to broaden and deepen my knowledge-base.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Baby Loss; Birth Trauma; Issues around Faith.
Initial taster session £20; For a 50 min individual session £40 (concessions for students); 75 min couple session £60
Appointments are on a weekly basis, with regular reviews to ensure counselling is still meeting your needs.
Concessions offered for
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its Code of Conduct & Ethics. As required by them, I have regular supervision with a Counselling Supervisor and I have Professional and Personal Indemnity Insurance.