I am a warm and empathic person, offering a safe and comfortable space for you to be attended to in depth and with compassion. I am situated in the centre of Winchester.
I work with all Adults (18+)
In my approach I am guided by Humanistic values and a deep respect for the power of the individual to grow and develop when provided with a secure therapeutic relationship. I believe that it is possible for you to deepen your understanding of yourself through exploration of feelings and experiences, always going at the right pace for you.
I can offer both short (six sessions) and longer term, open ended counselling.
I have trained in Transactional Analysis and draw upon many of the concepts and theories from this approach, and also use Integrative, Humanistic, Person Centred and Mindfulness in my work. I qualified in 2017 and have been working in a voluntary capacity at The Olive Branch, Winchester for the last three years alongside my private practice. I have also completed a training with Jan Day, called 'The Art of Being' which focussed on intimacy and sexuality within relationships.
I have experience of working with issues of bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma, depression, work place issues, and attachment difficulties. I am interested and have experience of working with those who have emotional difficulties connected to having attended boarding school.
Please feel free to phone or e mail me should you have any questions about the counselling I can offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2017 I qualified in Transactional Analysis with Humanistic counselling (Merit) (Middlesex University)
I have extensive experience of working with children and families from 1988 - 2016
In 1988 I received a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
In 1978 I received a Certificate in Education for teaching Primary School children.
Whilst training as a Counsellor I had experience of working at St Francis Surgery in Eastleigh and also at Olive Branch, Winchester.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Those who have been affected by attending boarding school.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
I am available for counselling on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, usually from 9.00am and last appointment at 4.00pm but there can be some flexibility with these times and dates. Please enquire.