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About me and my therapy practice
Do you feel life is getting you down at the moment? Or you simply can't cope as well as you would like?
Perhaps you are feeling sad, depressed, anxious or suffering from panic attacks? Maybe you are having family issues or have low self-esteem or low-confidence?
Counselling can help improve your confidence and raise your self esteem. It can support you with various issues including personal relationships, work stress or past trauma. It can support you with feeling sad, depression, anxiety and isolation. Do you feel alone and struggling to understand what life is all about? Have past situations left you feeling judged or misunderstood, like no one understands? Perhaps you don't understand yourself. It doesn't have to be like this forever; counselling can help you learn about yourself and about your needs. What makes you tick and what you want from your life.
I work by supporting my clients on the very personal journey they are on. I strongly believe every client has the capacity for change and feel this is achieved through the clients own exploration, determination and courage. Through compassionately inquiring and carefully listening, clients feel heard and understood, sometimes for the first time in their lives which allows a deeper look at their current situation. I offer a safe environment for the client to explore and investigate their issues and hopes for a better future.
Being heard, understood and accepted can help you can let go of old patterns and move towards a happier future.
I believe everybody has the potential to improve their life and tackle any blocks that they feel may be preventing them from living the life they wish to live.
I qualified as an integrative therapist with a diploma in counselling in 2005 and recently completing a 1st class degree in 2021 in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy. My specialist interests are health, well being and how the mind affects the body and in particular developmental trauma. I am currently working for a charity organisation where we support clients who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault either currently or historically.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in 'introduction to counselling skills'. 2003.
Post graduate Diploma in counselling. 2005.
Certificates in Transpersonal psychology workshops on 'approaching the self' and 'the masculine and the feminine within'. 2009.
Certificate on the 'art and science of contentment'. 2011.
Registered member of the BACP.
BA (Hons) degree in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy. 2021
My therapy room is located between Andover and Salisbury and is within easy reach of Southampton.
My first session
Taking the first step:
I offer 50 minute sessions on an individual basis, currently over the telephone or online due to the current pandemic. I also offer a free initial consultation of up to 30 minutes. This free initial consultation offers us the opportunity to meet each other and gain an understanding of what you would like to achieve from counselling and also offers you the opportunity to chat through any questions or concerns you may have about what counselling will involve.
I usually see people once a week and I can offer flexible times and days during the week including some evenings.
The fee is £50 per session which is 50 minutes and I am able to offer some reduced fee appointments if you are not able to pay the full cost.
Please give me a call to arrange a mutually convenient time for us to talk about how I may be able to support you further.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited