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About me

So, How Are You?

Constantly busy mind? Feeling anxious or depressed? Overwhelmed? Feeling that you can’t cope with life or that life feels out of control? At times we all face situations or challenges in life which we find distressing, or that leave us feeling unable to cope. It takes courage to make the decision to pause, breathe and talk. It takes courage to decide to do life differently.

Hello and Welcome to Space For You

Everyone will tell you what they think and offer their own advice to you, but do they really listen? To truly be heard and to explore whatever is happening for you right now, is what enables you to get to know and understand yourself and do life differently.

So whether it is through Walk and Talk, phone or video the answer is in pausing and talking, with the entire focus on you – just you!

Walk and Talk is a wonderful way to talk and be heard in the openness and acceptance of nature. In these strange and challenging times you can combine Walk and Talk with phone or video to suit


A Bit About Me

I’m originally from the South Island of New Zealand.

Early on I developed an interest in natural and alternative ways to better health and travelled extensively in South-East Asia, India and Nepal.

I qualified as an Integrative Counsellor 20 years ago and in that time I have worked with both adults and children in a range of settings, both voluntary & paid. As well as seeing clients privately I work part time with the Aquilis Counselling Service at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and also as an Independent Advocate for the charity VoiceAbility.

In 2016 I trained as a relaxation and mindfulness teacher and utilise these techniques in my role as a counsellor.

Space For You is a culmination of much personal learning and exploration on both a professional and a personal level.

To broaden my skills and increase the range of ways to support those who come to Space For You, I continually undertake professional development.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their ethical framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma In Integrative Counselling

Diploma In Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training (SMART Foundations)

Laughter Yoga Group Facilitator Certificate

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45.00 for individuals

Reduced rates offered to students, low income earners and carers

When I work

Flexible sessions and times to suit. Choose from Walk and Talk, phone or video (or a combination).

Fareham, Hampshire, PO16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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