I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and have worked with clients who have been struggling with various emotional troubles or difficulties in their life.
I offer a warm, caring and confidential space where you can talk about the issues you are facing. My approach is accepting and non-judgmental, giving you the time and space to be heard. I work respectfully alongside you and encourage you to find greater self-awareness, a sense of what’s happening in your life, and finding a way to live a more fulfilling life – it’s not about me giving you advice.
I am Hampshire-based and the sessions take place in a comfortable counselling room in the village of Four Marks. There is parking available, toilet facilities and good disabled access.
Counselling may seem really daunting at first, so please feel free to call me or email with any questions you have. If you like, we can then meet up for an initial appointment, essentially to meet each other and discover if we could work together. There is no ongoing obligation to meet thereafter.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fully Qualified Counsellor
- BACP Registered Member
- BA (Hons) degree in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Middlesex)
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute, London)
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by their Ethical Framework. In line with this, I have regular supervision and am committed to my own professional development. I hold professional indemnity insurance and a valid DBS certificate.
I have worked as a counsellor since 2013, which includes working for two counselling charities, a Domestic Abuse organisation and as a school counsellor.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a Parenting Facilitator / Trainer for a family support charity in Southampton. Prior to being a counsellor, I worked in the Corporate Events Industry.
My counselling approach is Person-Centred. I work with adults of all ages, from students aged 18 and over through to senior citizens, across a wide range of issues, both short and longer term.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My standard fee is £50 per 50 minute session.
Next Steps …
The relationship between me as counsellor, and you is at the heart of successful therapy so it’s important to choose someone who is right for you. Our initial meeting will give us the chance to get to know each other a little. You can tell me what you’re struggling with and ask any questions about the counselling process. I will explain how I work, and we can talk about how and when we could work together. After this initial session, there is no obligation to proceed. The initial appointment is for 50 minutes and will cost £50.
If you wish to proceed, subsequent appointments will be for 50 minutes and cost £50 per appointment. Counselling may be short term (around 6 weeks) or more long term but we can discuss what is suitable and agree this together. We can continue to review these timings throughout our counselling.
In an emergency, please contact NHS 111, your GP or the Samaritans on 116 123.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client