Welcome and thank you for reading my profile. If you are experiencing a difficult or challenging time in your personal or work life it can help to talk to a professional counsellor. I am a professionally qualified (FDA), experienced counsellor and psychotherapist in Southampton and Winchester and I provide confidential counselling and psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples and small family groups.
Knowing how to choose the right counsellor can feel confusing, so to aid you in your search I offer an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge. This will give us the opportunity to meet and discuss your requirements and for you to ensure that you are comfortable for us to work together.
As a counsellor I can provide you with the time and space to explore difficult feelings in an environment that is confidential and free from judgement. I may comment on what you say offering a professional perspective, but this is done with respect for your own viewpoint and with the aim of helping you deal with specific problems. It is my role to support you and help you discover new ways to overcome your diffculties.
I have extensive experience working with clients with multiple issues including generalised anxiety, relationship issues, stress, depression, bereavement, low confidence and self esteem and addiction (see more extensive list below), and work as an integrative counsellor and therapist which means that I am able to tailor my approach to suit your needs.
My practice is located in West End and Bitterne, within easy reach of anywhere in the surrounding areas. Parking is available at the Bitterne and West End practice.
I have extensive experience in coaching and mentoring with charities and in a corporate setting.
If you would like to discuss your requirements or find out more about counselling you are very welcome to call me in confidence and leave me a message or alternatively you can email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- Registered member of BACP
- FDA in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis with Distinction
- Fully Insured
- CRB checked
I am trained, qualified and experienced in helping clients with varied and multiple issues, and provide both long term psychotherapy and short term counselling and CBT to adults and couples. Much of my experience has been gained whilst working for an agency service as a counsellor in and around the Winchester area and as a coach/mentor for a large corporate body.
I also work for a charity coordinating a mentoring project for homeless young people.
In addition to general counselling and psychotherapy, I am trained and qualified to work with clients with eating disorders, addictions, bereavement and those experiencing trauma such as victims of rape and sexual abuse. I also have extensive experience working with clients suffering from depression, stress and anxiety including work related stress. I have undertaken advanced training as a couple/relationship counsellor and offer counselling to couples and small family groups.
I have a full disclosure CRB check and I am also fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer a free initial 30 minute session and if we decide to work together.
I charge £40 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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