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About me

If you are reading this it is likely that you are considering counselling. Seeking support when life is presenting challenges can be quite daunting and you may have some worries about sharing your feelings.

I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for you to be heard, where I believe the relationship between us is the key to supporting you in your journey.

Perhaps experiences from your past or in the present are impacting how you live your daily life or maybe your feeling anxious, stressed or generally unhappy and would like to make some changes. As a professionally trained counsellor I can support your individual needs to help you gain new insight.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Gestalt therapist which allows me to adapt to your individual needs valuing your uniqueness. I will help raise awareness to what is significant and important to you at present. Through listening and seeking to understand your experiences I will help support you to explore your feelings, make connections and address unresolved issues. Most importantly we will walk your journey together throughout all sessions while building a trusting and caring relationship.

As part of my commitment to you I have ongoing clinical supervision and regularly attend courses and further training to enhance my knowledge and professionalism with Continued Professional Development.
I am fully insured by Holistic Insurance Services and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Qualifications & CPD

  • Dip HE Gestalt Counselling (Distinction)
  • Working with porn addiction workshop (June 2019)
  • Let’s talk about sex workshop (May 2019)
  • Focussing on creativity (March 2019)
  • Gestalt theory and skills practice workshop (May 2018)
  • Working with creativity workshop (Feb 2018)
  • Contemporary Gestalt workshop (Jan 2018)
  • Rape and sexual abuse workshop (Oct 2017)

Membership Organisations

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as the Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP) and work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


I offer appointments on a range of days with some early morning and evening appointments to accommodate busy lives.

When you contact me, either by email or telephone, we will agree a date and time that is suitable for you.

At your initial session we will explore together what has brought you to counselling along with any concerns and expectations from therapy you may have. We will also establish if I am the right person to work with you without obligation to proceed further should you not wish to. I offer this initial session at a reduced cost of £45.00

Therapy can be short term (6-12 sessions) or long term (open ended) depending on your needs.

Counselling sessions for individuals are for 50 minutes and usually take place weekly, however, this can be discussed to suit your needs.

I also offer counselling by video or telephone.


Individual sessions £50.00
Reduced student rate £45.00
Payment is required at the end of each session and can be made by cash, bacs or via my card machine. 


Currently I offer counselling from two locations, Southampton and Eastleigh.

My Eastleigh practice is in the town centre opposite Eastleigh train station and a 5-minute drive from junction 5 of M27.

My Southampton practice is a 5-minute drive from Junction 8 of M27 and a 15-minute drive from Southampton city centre.

Both locations are private and very comfortable with WC facilities and parking onsite or nearby.

When I work

I can offer some early morning, evening and weekend appointments to suit busy lives.

Marolia Counselling, Wessex House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9FD

1 Cunningham Crescent, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 8LB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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