You may have an idea where you want to go, or you might just know you want things to be different, and are unsure how. Counselling can help you work out the direction you want to go, and how to start heading there.
Offering a warm, understanding approach, with an emphasis on genuineness and acceptance, creating a safe space to talk. Being able to share your distress with another can help lift its burden, and let you take a fresh look at your problems.
As a Gestalt Counsellor, I believe all people are born with the ability to lead full and rewarding lives. Sometimes however, we can get stuck, becoming unsure how to get going again. I see my role as offering a safe place to explore, understand, and develop new ways of responding to life's challenges.
At its heart, Gestalt is a healing conversation, which listens in a holistic way, and fosters ways of living a fuller life, more in touch with both ourselves and the relationships important to us.
I work with a wide range of issues, and have a specialist interest and experience in the following areas;
- relationship issues
- young people
- bereavement and loss
- anger management
- low self-esteem
- learning disability
- and aspergers syndrome.
Who I See
I work one-to-one with adults, older adults and adolescents for both long and short term work, according to need.
I work from a counselling room in a central location in Eastleigh, a few minutes walk from the train station, and close to local car parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced counsellor educated to degree level, BA (Hons), and a registered member of BACP (MBACP). I abide by their eithical code of practice. I am able to offer the reassurance of being CRB checked. My certificates can be viewed on request.
- BA (Hons) Counselling
- Dip HE Counselling – Humanistic Gestalt
- Awareness in Bereavement Care
- BSc Open University
- Registered member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked for over 20 years with learning disabled people in the NHS, the charity sector, and with Hampshire County Council. As well as general counselling experience, I have also counselled in an inner city school, and acted as Chair of client services for a local bereavement charity, which counsels people in their own homes.
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
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
Concessions offered for
I charge £40 for a 50 minute session
If you decide you would like to see me, then we will arrange an initial no obligation 50 minute consultation at a mutually convenient time. This initial session is £30, and will give you an opportunity to explore what you want from counselling, as well as get an experience of my approach, giving you a feel of what future sessions would be like.
Monday 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30am to 7:30pm
Wednesday 9:30 am to 7:30pm
Thursday 9:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday 9:30 pm to 7:30 pm
I do recognise that taking those first steps to finding help can feel daunting. I am more than happy to talk with you about counselling, and answer any questions you may have.
For a confidential chat you can contact me on 07814 624927