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MBACP (Reg). BA (Hons) Integrative/Gestalt Therapist

About me

Life can be challenging and choosing a therapist can often feel like a daunting prospect. You may be feeling overwhelmed with information and confused about who to contact. Let me tell you a bit about myself and how I work. 

I am a Humanistic Integrative therapist who works on a one-to-one, confidential, basis with a variety of age groups (from 11years +); I work with individuals as well as couples. Having initially trained as a Gestalt practitioner, I have now obtained my BA (Hons) in Integrative counselling which utilises the individuality of each therapeutic relationship and allows me to adapt my practice accordingly. I offer face-to-face sessions alongside, online and telephone; being appreciative of nature and mindfulness,  I also offer walk and talk sessions if desired. 

I have a background in caring professions, working with both children and the elderly. I decided to train as a counsellor after working in a secondary school as an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant). This fuelled my interest in mental health and promoted me to undertake my counselling training. I have extensive experience of working with children and young people.

You may have a very clear idea about what you would like to gain from therapy but you may not... I can help you to set goals or explore what you would like to get from your counselling sessions. I offer short-term solution focused therapy, which can help with anxiety, low mood/self-esteem or feelings of being 'stuck' or lacking motivation- as well as long-term trauma/ depression support. After a free, no obligation, thirty minute consultation, we can talk through the best options for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Certificate in Couples Counselling

BA (Hons) Humanistic Integrative Counselling with Middlesex University 

DipHe in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling with New Bucks University 

Mental Health First Aid with MHFA England

Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health certificate with Newbury College

Telephone and Online counselling certificate

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills with Eastleigh College

Safeguarding Children/ Young People and Adults at Risk

I attend regular CPD workshops and keep up to date with training opportunities 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Impact of COVID-19 


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a free thirty minute consultation. This will help you to decide whether you feel we can work together.

£50 per session for individuals. Sessions typically last 50 minutes. Extended sessions are available on request and will be charged accordingly.

£75 per session for couples. These sessions are typically 60 minutes unless otherwise stated.

I offer a mobile service if you are unable to travel (prices vary according to distance).

Cancellations with less than 24-hours notice will be charged the full session price. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Hants, SO53

Eastleigh, Hants, SO50

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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