Welcome to my page, and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. If there are any questions that you have, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to answer as I understand that finding the right counsellor is important and can be daunting.
I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor, with training in CBT and Person-centred therapy. This means that I can adapt to your needs within a session. I am also an individual member of the BACP, ensuring that our sessions are held with ethics and safety at the forefront.
I started WholeSum Counselling as I believe that you are 'greater than the sum of your parts'. There are many important elements and experiences that make you unique and individual, and I believe that all of this should be viewed with equal importance. With this, I work collaboratively during sessions to ensure that your needs are tailored for and supported.
I facilitate a warm, safe and engaging space that allows you to explore aspects that you bring within a session.
The Gestalt Approach
The Gestalt approach views a person holistically, believing that all aspects of a being are equally important - From your coffee order to your thoughts and feelings. Due to its holistic nature, Gestalt is wonderfully adaptive to clients and often lends towards the creative.
This means that if you wish, we will be able to use many different innovative methods within our sessions. The therapeutic relationship is also significant with this approach, as it relies upon the dynamic being equal for authentic exploration.
This modality feels that we often perceive events with interpretation, Gestalt can support clients with engaging through presence and also works well for those who struggle to recognise or talk about their emotions, as the creative aspect can support them with this.
Thank you for viewing my profile, and I wish you well on your therapeutic journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with diverse agencies and charities, mainly within bereavement. I have gained experience in counselling those who have been bereaved by cancer and those with cancer diagnoses.
I also have working experience in counselling people with ADHD and Autism. This inspired me to become an autism ambassador, to facilitate change. I utilise this training and experience within sessions.
I currently volunteer at a charity that supports young people who have been bereaved in Hampshire, from the ages of 5 – 18.
I have familiarity and experience in working with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and am trained, experienced and able to counsel people from the ages of 11+.
Please see the list below to see other areas I work with, if you do not resonate with the list, please contact me.
- Level 5 Humanistic Gestalt Counselling, 2021.
- Higher Education Department, Certificate in Counselling, 2016.
- Skills & Education Group, ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2019.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I currently offer online and telephone appointments. I will review this regularly in accordance with national covid guidelines.
All sessions run for 50 minutes. The free consultation will last for 30 minutes and there is no obligation to sign up for sessions.
These are the standard prices for my sessions, however, I offer concessions. Please contact me for further details.
- Online: £45 per session - Discounted rates available
- Telephone: £40 per session - Discounted rates available
- In-person: £50 per session (unavailable)
- Consultation: Free
If you would like an evening / night appointment, this can be discussed in a consultation.