About me

I  have a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy and I am experienced as both a psychotherapist and a counsellor. I currently work in private practice in two locations; Eastleigh and Winchester. I am a lecturer on a DipHE Counselling course and have previous experience as a Programme Coordinator as well as working in the NHS providing counselling services for service users and a charity organisation.

I have worked in differing environments including general practitioners, rape crisis and mental health providing a vast range of experience. I specialise in helping people overcome a variety of issues including anxiety, bereavement, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, depression, panic disorder, addiction, trauma, mental health, relationship issues, couples counselling and health issues.

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'.

Gestalt Therapy is a Humanistic Therapy, which incorporates the whole of the person as one, the mind, emotions, and bodily sensations integrating together; helping to enable awareness of oneself. Exploring together, in a safe, professional, confidential, and non-judgmental environment, the issues that have brought you to therapy enables you to find your own inner resources for changes and personal growth.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy 
Metanoia Institute London

Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy

Metanoia Institute London

Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling in Gestalt.
Metanoia Institute London

Couples counselling certificate.
Relational Academy Training

I am committed to my professional development and so regularly attend workshops and conferences to deepen and broaden my knowledge.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work with health issues related to: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies


Individual 50 minute sessions from: £50.00

Couples 60 minute sessions from: £65.00

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.

Further information

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 supervisor and I hold professional indemnity insurance. I hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) check.

34 Staple Gardens

Leigh Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Available for early morning, evening and weekend sessions

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Lisa Platts

Lisa Platts