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Based in Bordon but covering areas from Farnham, Liphook and Petersfield, my aim is to work with you to talk through your difficulties and issues to help you to seek and find a way to get a solution to your problems.
Through providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, this will allow you to trust and talk about your issues and concerns. My aim is to "be with you" throughout these difficult times and to also have the skills and expertise to enable you to find the parts of yourself that you need to recover or find a solution in your life. .
Counselling is provided in a confidential environment and will work at your own pace and at a time convenient for you. Counselling can be seen to be a journey to be embarked on "together." I (as the counsellor) will act as the mirror to enable you to explore and look at yourself and thus enable you to create the changes you desire.
I am trained in the 5 relational model. This incorporates the Psychodynamic relationship which looks at the unconscious and patterns that stem and re-emerge from the past, It is also based on the Reparative relationship which allows you to receive a repairing relationship. I also work in the ‘here and now’ relationship in the room and also with the working alliance relationship. Finally the transpersonal relationship can also be drawn upon.
I believe change can take place once the cause of pain and difficulty is sourced and given the right conditions strength can be found within yourself to move forward with your life. The counselling relationship is a relationship that is created and formed together to work through, however you are the focus of that relationship.
I have worked within the civil service for 20 years and have been used to supporting the public with difficulties in their lives and helping them to move forward with their lives.
I am currently continuing my development through training to be a supervisor. If anyone would like support with supervision for free while I am training, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice I am a Clinical Supervisor trained in 7 -eyed model. My previous career background for over twenty years, has been working within the criminal justice system working supporting adults.
My training includes Level 6 Course in Counselling Supervision (2021), BA (Honours) Degree (2013) in Integrative Counselling from the University of Greenwich and a Foundation Degree Counselling Skills (2011). I also have a BSc Module: Personality Disorders (2014) and a BSc Module: Women and Violence (2015).
I also enjoy group work and am fully trained in Therapeutic Community Accredited Training Course 1,2,3 (Group Work Skills) 2016. I achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Attachment with Linda Cundy (2018) and Working with Couples – Basingstoke Counselling Service (2019)
Most recently my training has been working with adults and children who struggle with Autism and ADHD. I belong to Headstuff UK - an organisation supporting children and adults suffering with ADHD.
As a professional I am dedicated to continued professional development to enhance my knowledge and experience to be able to offer the best to clients. Therefore I frequently attend additional training courses:- Certificated courses attended are Working with Autism in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Attachment & Relational Neuroscience, DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honor Based Violence) . Working with Dissociative Disorders, Complex trauma, Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Mindfulness, Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse - including coercive control and physical and sexual violence, Working with the Chronically Depressed, Brief Focused Therapy and several more.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£25.00 - £40.00
I believe counselling should be available for those that want it. Therefore if you are on a low salary, please call to discuss a fee.
Fees vary from £25-00 to £40.00.
When I work
Week days and evenings some Saturday and Sunday morning slots are available.
My role is to work with the client in the way that best suits them. This may mean using other media such as art, stones, shells or coins.
With children play can be used.
Currently I am working with neuro diverse adults and children who are looking for support with behaviours. I currently belong to ADHD Headstuff UK and organisation supporting the needs of this community.