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About me

I am open for face to face counselling sessions. All safety precautions are in place.

As a qualified counsellor, all my focus is on helping adults and young people aged 11-18 find and own their path in life. Throughout my career, I have sought to support others, helping make their desire to change tangible, and explore the various options open to them. This is all borne out of recognising that all of our life experiences are unique – there is no right or wrong – but sometimes we need the time and space and trust to talk about these experiences.

I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor and trained in Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). As a Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy, I abide by their ethical framework.

Having worked as an Emotional Literacy Support for 10 years, I understand the many challenges young people face. I also volunteered with a charity and the NHS providing support to adults with addiction issues, work that I am incredibly proud to be involved with.

I work in a purpose-built studio, set in a quiet rural location. It has been designed specifically to create the right counselling environment. It is located 2 miles from the village of Wickham, and in easy reach from Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton.

I would be delighted to help you – please do contact me either by phone or email. I am currently seeing clients face to face in a safe environment. I provide 2 metre distancing, a well ventilated space and hand sanitiser is available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified at Diploma level in Humanistic Gestalt counselling and I am a lecturer on the Diploma Humanistic counselling course, supporting students as they train to become qualified therapists.

I successfully completed Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People as recommended by the BACP.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Depersonalisation Disorder


Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

For a 50 minute session:

£40.00 - Adults                                   Young people (aged 11-18 yrs) - £40.00

£35.00 - Trainee counsellor concession

When I work

Appointments taken between 9 am and 6 pm

Monday to Friday

(occasional evening appointments)

The Wood House, Woodands, Bishops Wood Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 5AT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults