I offer individual counselling to adults and young people (16 to 18 years).
As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that people have the ability for personal growth and change given the right environment- the way you may be feeling right now can be different.
I will listen and totally focus on whatever is hurting and/or hindering you from living your life as you want to at this moment. This may be the impact of difficult life events and experiences, relationships, emotions, thoughts or behaviour.
Person-centred counselling offers quiet time and a safe space for yourself. This will give you the opportunity to face and think about what is going on for you away from influences from family and friends. As our trusting therapeutic relationship develops you may find you will be able to share things that you have not been able to before. This unloading of hidden or suppressed feelings can be very beneficial.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Person-centred counselling can help with emotional or psychological distress, such as, stress, conflict, bereavement, depression, coping with poor health and trauma.
I have worked with The Bereavement Counselling Charity, A2Dominion Housing Group Ltd Counselling Service, City College Southampton Counselling Service, and Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Counselling Service. I also work from my private practice in Ashurst.
This experience has given me invaluable insight into the emotions and distress that may arise from:
- Feeling so overwhelmed and stressed that you are unable to function normally in everyday life.
- Relationship problems resulting in conflict at home, extended family, with a friend/ friendship groups or at work.
- Bereavement and grief; the loss of a loved one.
- Loss of your job and /or employment difficulties.
- Loss of your home.
- Loss of physical or mental ability.
- Coping with change.
- Life as a carer.
- Facing difficult decisions.
- Depression: from feeling constantly in a low mood to problems with being able to get out of bed in the morning or leave the house.
- Coping with poor health, debilitating illnesses or medical and /or mental health diagnosis.
- Eating disorders and body image.
- Experienced or having witnessed trauma. This includes all forms of abuse including physical or sexual abuse.
- Anxiety and panic attacks.
- Anger issues.
- Low self-esteem and low self-confidence.|
I strive to give you a respectful, trusting and genuine counselling experience.
I believe in equal opportunities and endeavour to embrace diversity by learning from other cultures, lifestyles and abilities that are different from my own.
I am committed to continuous personal development to improve self-awareness and knowledge.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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).
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