I am an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and I am a trainer. I hold an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I currently work in private practice in locations: Southampton, Eastleigh and Winchester, however in the current pandemic circumstances I offer sessions using the online platform Zoom amongst others. I hope to meet back face to face as soon as the conditions allow.
We will explore together, in a safe, professional, confidential, and non-judgmental environment, with the issues that have brought you to therapy to enable you to find your own inner resources for changes and personal growth. Gestalt Therapy is a Humanistic Therapy, that incorporates the whole of the person as one: the mind, emotions, and bodily sensations integrating together; helping to enable awareness of oneself.
Many of us have problems or issues that slow us down or stop us functioning altogether in our lives. This could relate to one interaction or it may be a pattern for us where the normal coping skills and resources we use stop working for us as well as they did. Sometimes we may not have any idea why we are feeling different it could be something about us just 'doesn’t feel right'.
I specialise in helping people overcome a variety of issues including anxiety, attachment, bereavement, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, depression, panic disorder, personality adaptations, addiction, trauma, mental health, relationship issues, couples counselling and health issues. I have worked in differing environments including NHS providing counselling services for service users, general practitioners, rape crisis and mental health providing a vast range of experience. Alongside my private practice I continue to work for a counselling charity organisation providing supervision and training. I have previous experience as a Programme Coordinator and lecturer of a DipHE counselling course.
I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists, qualified or in-training, individual, group and organisational basis, please contact me for further details.
I am an accredited member of the UKCP and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I hold an advanced DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling in Gestalt (Metanoia Institute)
Diploma Contemporary Trauma (Relational Change)
Diploma Relational Supervision (Relational Change)
Couples counselling certificate (Relational Academy Training)
Additional training for online work
I am committed to my professional development, regularly attending workshops and conferences to deepen and broaden my knowledge.
This enhances the way that I work, enabling me to have more of an understanding of your life situation as we work together for you to reach a more fulfilled life experience.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work with health issues related to: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia.
Concessions offered for
Individual 50 minute sessions £55.00
Couples 50 minute sessions £70.00
Supervision 50 minute sessions £55.00
Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available.
Although there is a charge for the initial assessment session there is no obligation for you to continue.
Concessionary places are sometimes available for therapy students or those on low incomes, please ask.
Available for early morning, evening and weekend sessions
I am a registered member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and as such I adhere to their ethical principles.
In line with this, I have regular monthly supervision with a qualified counselling/psychotherapy supervisor and I hold professional indemnity insurance. I hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) check.