- Phone number
- 07864 967555
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary Rates
About me and my therapy practice
Life throws all sorts of obstacles at us. Sometimes we simply need to talk to someone who is prepared to listen without judgement; who does not 'give advice' but merely holds the space for personal reflection, growth and personal development. It takes courage to take these first steps.
I am a qualified, experienced and professional counsellor and psychotherapist and an approved Adoption counsellor. I work with children, young people and adults, including couples, across a broad range of client issues such as anxiety, depression to relationship difficulties and trauma through to anger management, school issues and parenting concerns. I compliment my practice with working for a counselling charity in Hampshire, Barnardo's and in education.
I use an integrative approach (Clarkson), along with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness, which focuses primarily on the relationship between client and therapist. This is built around trust, respect, safety and empowerment. Kindness and compassion are fundamental. My work is client led as only you know how you feel. Certain counselling styles suit some people more than others, so I draw from a number of models including Attachment Theory, Person Centred or Transpersonal to provide the right support for you. In addition, I am trained and qualified in EMDR therapy; an effective method and NICE approved way of working with trauma. If talking is not enough, using different art media or objects can open up communication. Children and young people particularly respond to play therapy or working creatively.
What I can help with
Addictions, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Asperger syndrome, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, EMDR, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited