As a therapist with over 20 years experience I know that at times life can feel confusing, painful and distressing with issues from the past or present holding you back. Talking to a counsellor in a safe and confidential environment can assist you to understand what is happening, explore new ways of working and overall help you to improve your situation and emotional health.
I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and affiliated to the Regents School of Psychotherapy and Psychology. I hold accredited qualifications in Counselling, Psychotherapy& Supervision.
Based in Alresford North East Hampshire in a tranquil location and within easy access of Alton, Andover, Fleet, Odiham, Petersfield, Southampton and Winchester.
As a professional and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and families, I offer you a safe and confidential space in which to explore the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer both short and long term work with appointments during the day and evening, in person or via remote working.
Like many therapists I work with clients experiencing a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, illness, bereavement, relationship issues, trauma and anger to name a few. If you are unsure if counselling is for you I invite you to phone me for a free telephone consultation. Between us we can then decide what will be the best course of action.
How do I make contact?
Please contact me via email or telephone leaving a brief message and contact details. I will respond to you within 24 hours Monday - Friday.
How long is the session?
Sessions are generally for 60 minutes.
How long will the therapy continue for?
I offer both short -term work usually 4-6 sessions and also work over a longer period of time. In both instances we will review our work after the initial sessions to check that it is feeling right for you. We can discuss this further at your first session.
How much do sessions cost?
A one hour session is £60.00. Concessions are available for students or those who are unwaged. Please feel free to call and discuss.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years experience working in private practice, the NHS, the charitable sector and further education.
I came to counselling & psychotherapy after an initial career in nursing and social work which then inspired me to train as a counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. As a senior manager I have led teams of therapists in both adult and children’s hospices for many years, worked for 7 years as a GP surgery-based counsellor in Primary Care alongside my private practice. In addition to this I have for many years developed and delivered training courses for counsellors, volunteers and health care professionals. In further education I am part of a team delivering accredited Diploma level training and supervision to student counsellors. I also work as a supervisor with a Hampshire based bereavement charity.
- Post Graduate - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Regents University, London
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Professional Clinical Supervision, CASCADE London
- CBT in cancer and palliative care
- MSc Social Work London University
- BA Hons Social Policy London University
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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