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About me

I am a fully qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor providing a confidential and supportive space without any agenda or judgement for you to explore the difficulties you are experiencing and different parts of your life.

I have training in CBT, Person-Centered therapy and have gained specialist training and experience in working with bereaved adults. I am experienced in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and have lots of experience of working with young people.

I believe at the heart of counselling is the relationship between the client and the counsellor, I am a great listener, naturally empathetic and provide a friendly, approachable space which will allow you to feel at ease and able to engage in exploration in a supported way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Dip HE Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
  • Level 3 ABC certificate in counselling

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


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Finding the right counsellor can be hard, that is why I offer a free initial 30-minute telephone consultation with no obligation to continue. 

  • 50 minute sessions face to face - £45
  • 50 minute sessions via telephone or zoom - £45

Further information

I am based at the Solent business park in Whiteley which is easily accessible from junction 9 on the M27.  

I can also provide zoom or telephone counselling.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to find out more.

Fareham, Hampshire, PO15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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