I am a professionally qualified Counsellor who helps people to move forward with their lives when they’re struggling. And I care about trying to make a difference. Whether your issues are related to depression, anxiety or panic attacks, stress, trauma, relationship or family issues, lack of self-esteem or confidence, grief and loss or lack of motivation (to name just a few areas of the areas I specialise in), I recognise that we are all human and usually trying to do our best in difficult circumstances.
Counselling isn’t a job for me - it's a vocation. And I think my passion – for what I do as well as for helping the people I work with – is evident and an important component in why the way I work has led to positive and tangible therapeutic results.
Whatever the challenges you face, my goal is to help you achieve the change you want - whatever this change may look like to you.
In addition to being a Member of the BACP and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society, I am an Approved Therapist for Anxiety UK and have also trained with – and continue to volunteer for - Cruse Bereavement, the leading charity in the areas of grief/loss. I have a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Prof. Dip. Psy. C) and am also an Approved EFT Practitioner (Level 2).
As an Integrative Counsellor, I incorporate different techniques and strategies from a range of therapies so I can intuitively draw on the most effective methods for your needs. Most importantly for you though is to find someone who you are happy to talk to and who makes you feel comfortable, supported and ‘heard’. And that’s what my focus is on - establishing a good rapport so that I can work with you in a non-judgemental way that helps you feel understood and empowered. Armed with fresh perspectives from our discussions as well as a new sense of self-awareness, we can work together on the most effective therapeutic tools and life strategies to get things more on track and bring about the constructive change you are hoping to achieve.
Choosing the right Counsellor for you – and finding support which is both compatible and what you are looking for - is an important decision for you which I totally understand. Drop me an email or give me a call if you would like to have an initial chat free of charge or ask any questions, or if you would like to book a first session. Initially, we can talk about what you are hoping to achieve through therapy and establish how we can work together to achieve this; then you can decide whether you want to take things further without obligation.
In addition, you may find it useful to look at my website for further information on how I work: https://freshpagecounselling.co.uk
My priority is to establish a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to understand where you at and what may have led you to the point you are at now (and to help you make sense of that and talk about what change looks like to you).
I always try to arrange first sessions quickly - usually within the week after you decide you want to book (I recognise that once clients have made the decision to change their lives they usually want to move forward ASAP). Appointments are available from 8.30am – 7pm (for an 8pm an finish) and I usually work from Monday through to Friday (but weekend appointments may be available by prior arrangement). Each session is between £45 and £60, depending on both the length of the session and whether it is a premium-timed slot. I also offer concessions to low income earners, students and front-line workers as well as discounts for block bookings.
My private practice is located in Hook within easy reach of the M3, junction 5. Parking is easily available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the of the National Counselling Society - MNCS (Accred), having achieved a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Prof. Dip. Psy C); I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and work within an ethical framework as defined by their Codes of Conduct.
I am an accredited therapist for Anxiety UK and have also trained with Cruse Bereavement, specialising in grief and loss (where I still volunteer). Furthermore I am a qualified Applied EFT Practitioner (Level 2).
At the heart of my therapeutic practice is the belief that each individual should feel understood and validated, regardless of race, age, gender or sexuality.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
I always try to arrange first sessions quickly - usually within the week (I recognise that once clients have made the decision to change their lives they usually want to move forward ASAP).
Appointments are available from 8.30am – 7pm (for an 8pm an finish) and I usually work from Monday through to Friday (but weekend appointments may be available by prior arrangement).
Each session is between £45 and £60, depending on both the length of the session and whether it is a premium-timed slot. I also offer concessions to low income earners, students and frontline workers as well as discounts for block bookings.
I offer face-to-face appointments in Hook, Hampshire but am equally happy working through a medium of your choice – Zoom, Whatsapp, Teams or Skype. etc - so location need not be an obstacle!