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I am a counsellor based in Liphook Hampshire, and work face to face with clients in Haslemere and Farnham. I also work online and via telephone meaning I will work with clients all over the country.
I provide a safe space to support and work with you to explore your issues to help you gain a better understanding of yourself to reflect, grow and initiate the changes you are hoping to make. Our relationship is therefore built on trust, empathy and is completely non-judgemental. I work with you at your pace, and will listen and hear you to help you gain the changes and answers you are searching for.
After nearly 30 years as a Nurse in the NHS, I trained as an Integrative Counsellor. Much of my nursing career was working in Oncology (Cancer) and Palliative Care. Among my career in nursing, I have worked as a community Macmillan Nurse, a Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialist, and for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
I am passionate about helping people improve their mental health and encouraging clients to grow and overcome their issues. I have a specialist interest in chronic illness, cancer and bereavement/grief counselling and working as both a nurse and a counsellor helps me have a better understanding of certain medical conditions and how illness can affect so many aspects of your life. The communication skills in nursing enable me to be truly empathetic.
I am an Integrative therapist which means that I work with different counselling theories including person-centered theory and psychodynamic theory. This means that I am client led - I am beside you on your counselling journey and individualise therapy to suit you and do not “advise” you. This is important because only you know how you feel. Sometimes it can be helpful to explore the past to be able to move forward.
I work with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, ill-health, grief and bereavement, identity issues, anger management, work related issues, relationship issues, trauma, stress, self-esteem and health related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Degree in counselling
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills
- Bereavement Counselling training certificate
- Telephone and Online counselling Certificate
As a counsellor I have experience working with young people aged 16-25 and their parents for a young person counselling charity in Hampshire, and currently work for a Cancer Charity as a self-employed counsellor working with clients who have cancer or are affected by cancer. This includes bereavement and grief counselling. I am also an affiliate counsellor at The Eaves Counselling and Psychology Service in Farnham.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer an initial free of charge 30 minute phone session explaining how I work in more detail, and gain an understanding of what you are looking to achieve from therapy. You can decide if you feel you can work with me and I can answer any questions or concerns you may have.
48 hour notice for cancelling sessions is required. Any cancellation of a session under 48 hours notice will be charged in full.
When I work
I can see clients face to face and for online and telephone counselling. Please contact me if you would like to discuss other times for therapy sessions.
Please see my website bluelotuscounselling.co.uk for further information or contact me by email or on 07385826176