When you are faced with challenging thoughts, feelings or behaviours, it can seem lonely and isolating, but together we can find a way forward.
Whatever it is that has led you to consider counselling, I will provide a safe, supportive environment to allow you the space to explore and better understand your thoughts and feelings, without judgement. We will work together to identify the challenges you are facing and to equip you with the insight, understanding, and techniques you need to create lifelong change.
I am a Humanistic Gestalt counsellor with over 10 years experience working in the mental health and wellbeing field. I work with individuals to help them overcome a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, relationship and family issues, the impact of past trauma, and many other difficulties.
If you would like to make sense of difficulty in your life, change the way that you feel, move on from past experiences, or if you simply need a safe space to reflect on how things are for you right now, please get in touch. I currently offer face-to-face sessions on a Thursday and Zoom/telephone appointments in the evenings throughout the week.
I understand these first steps of seeking support can feel daunting and confusing, so if you aren't sure what it is you need or how counselling could help you, please do get in touch using the details on this page and I would be happy to talk things through with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications include:
- Diploma of Higher Education Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
- Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
I also attend regular and varied training. Recent training I have undertaken includes sessions or courses on CBT, solution-focused therapy, DBT skills, birth trauma, miscarriage, postnatal depression and anxiety, amongst others.
Alongside my work in private practice, I am also the Clinical Lead for a counselling service in 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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer an optional, free 30 minute phone consultation before you commit to starting counselling.
Sessions in-person at my therapy room take place on Thursdays.
Zoom and telephone sessions are available throughout the week, including weekends - please get in touch for more information.
I work with individuals on a short- or long-term basis.
Face-to-face sessions take place at my therapy room in Chandler’s Ford (easily accessible by car and public transport from Eastleigh, Southampton, Winchester and other surrounding areas). I can provide Zoom or telephone counselling support to individuals living anywhere within the UK.
For more information about me and the way that I work, please visit my website, send me an email at email@example.com, or give me a call or text on 07563174226.