Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed? Experiencing relationship difficulties or a loss?
Perhaps you are feeling a ‘bit stuck’ or have things from your past that you would like to tackle or there may be things in the present that you want to try and change. Perhaps you are experiencing significant events in your life such as getting married, divorced, leaving home for the first time, or coming to terms with the death of a loved one.
Life can be challenging at times and if you feel like you are struggling, it could help to talk it through with a counsellor. I understand that seeking help and support when life feels challenging or overwhelming, can be quite daunting and you may have some worries about sharing your thoughts and feelings. This is why I offer a free 30-minute consultation to help you decide whether working with me could help you.
A little bit about me
I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment for you to be heard. I am an integrative counsellor, therefore I seek to combine aspects of different approaches to provide what you need, when you need it.
I will not give you my opinions or advice. Instead, I will help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems.
I believe the relationship between us is the key to supporting you in your journey. Research suggests that the therapeutic relationship itself is more important for a good outcome than the theories your counsellor favours. It is therefore important for you to choose a counsellor that makes you feel safe, accepted, and treated with respect and perhaps also challenges you in a positive constructive way.
Please do feel free to contact me for a free, no obligation, initial consultation. I can answer any questions you may have and if you want to proceed we can make an appointment for a full assessment. If you decide that I am not the right counsellor for you, then that's okay, it's important that you feel comfortable with you counsellor.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (AMI Award Level 4)
Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (AIM Awards Level 4)
I am an Accredited Registered Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a member of the Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP).
As part of my commitment to you I have ongoing clinical supervision and regularly attend courses and further training to enhance my knowledge and professionalism with Continued Professional Development.
I am fully insure and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
I have been a volunteer counsellor with a charity providing counselling to young people ages 11 – 25 years since September 2019.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
I offer individual counselling for adults and young people aged 11 and over. This can be time limited sessions (6-12) or for as long as required (open ended). Each session lasts for 50 minutes, usually at the same time on the same day each week although I may be able to offer some flexibility. I offer both daytime and early evening sessions.
At your initial session we will explore together what has brought you to counselling along with any concerns and expectations from therapy you may have. We will also establish if I am the right person to work with you without obligation to proceed further should you not wish to. I offer this initial session free of charge. Please note that this is not a counselling session.
- Free, no obligation, initial consultation
- Full assessment session £30
- Individual sessions £45.00 (16+)
- Individual sessions £30 (under 16)
I am part of the following programmes and offer the associated concessions:
- Key Workers Counselling programme – free assessment session, first 8 sessions are at a reduced rate of £40.
- Mates in Mind – Employees of supporter organisations - free assessment session, first 8 sessions are at a reduced rate of £30.
I also offer concessions for student counsellors (£30 per session) and Military Personnel (£40 per session).
I work 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday. Limited weekend appointments are available.
My practice is in central Eastleigh approximately five-minute walk from the Swan Centre, 10-minute walk from the train station.
This is a five-minute drive from both junction 5 of the M27 and junction 13 of M3 and approximately a 15-minute drive from either Southampton city centre or Winchester.