I have availability to support you during these difficult times of Covid-19. I am offering confidential online or phone counselling alongside some face to face sessions, please feel free to contact me.
By reading this profile you are taking the first step in seeking help. I imagine something is troubling you or you have an issue you want to work through. Perhaps the current Covid-19 crisis has brought up anxiety, relationship issues, issues from the past or difficult thoughts.
As a qualified counsellor with over 9 years experience, I can provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for us to work through and process the issues facing you together.
Talking through difficult, confusing issues can bring an immediate sense of relief, and has the potential to bring significant change.
When you contact me ...
... I will suggest that we meet for an initial session. During your session, you can tell me what has brought you to therapy and ask any questions you want to and I will explain how I work. After this session you can decide whether you want to work with me and we can then arrange future session times.
I am offering some face to face session, I also offer sessions via Zoom or telephone at present. In more settled times I work in a comfortable counselling room, in the heart of the Hampshire village of Four Marks. There is parking available and toilet facilities and good disabled access.
You may still have questions – I certainly can’t answer them all in this profile! If you do, please feel free to ring, text or email me and I will do my best to answer.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- BACP Registered Member
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Psychology BSc (Hons)
I have worked as a Counsellor since 2011, I am also Head of Counselling for a large charitable organisation.
My counselling experience has included issues such as: bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety & stress, recovery from abuse, self harm, issues relating to caring for a relative, panic attacks, family & relationship concerns, coping with disability, career or life choices and questions of meaning and spirituality
My work background is in family and care work. I have run a number of womens groups, providing an environment for growth and mutual support. I have experience of issues surrounding disability, care management and support for carers and those in the caring profession.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 Individual Counselling - 50 minutes
How I work …
My core training is in Psychosynthesis counselling, which is a holistic and integrative model. This means that in your sessions we will pay attention to your whole person: body, mind, feelings and spiritual, and take into consideration all your needs, from the basic psychological needs for security, love, relationships, respect and recognition, to the needs for meaning, higher values and self-realisation.
In your sessions, along with talking therapy, I can use many simple and effective psychosynthesis techniques such as guided imagery, visualisation, inner dialogue, dream work and drawing. These are just some of the tools which I can use to help you to broaden your awareness of yourself and the world around you, and to get in touch with your inner strengths and wisdom so that you can make a positive change in your life.