- Phone number
- 07927 016754
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Availability on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, in-person or online
About me and my therapy practice
I offer a space for you to be heard, where you can feel safe and connected, where you can explore your experiences and issues, your situation, difficulties and sense of yourself, so that you may reduce your distress, grow in self-awareness and are empowered to move towards change or acceptance.
I hold a belief at the core of my work that being together in what you are experiencing, and receiving acceptance in the counselling relationship can make the changes you want seem possible.
I experience that the exploration of thoughts and feelings, with the trust and human connection of an empathic human being, you can find your own inner wisdom and new ways to cope with difficulties and find a way forward.
Please refer to my privacy notice on the websites for how I use and work with your personal data.
I work with adults and am located in Hampshire for in-person sessions and online from any UK location.
I work with an integrative approach to counselling, bringing together professional knowledge and approaches to human needs in relationship, emotional and psychological processes.
Within a therapeutic relationship that recognises and values your uniqueness and individual experiences, we can work together to understand your needs, collaborate ways of working in sessions that feel helpful to the process, which can include creative expression and exploration, using images, photos, writing, story, collage, and natural materials, if you choose.
I have received specific Trauma Counselling training that brings to the counselling relationship, a focus around unresolved and unprocessed experiences of the past, that are held as trauma in the systems within the human body and may be experienced as disturbances, distress, panic, avoidance, disconnection, emotional fluctuations/instability, breakdown in relationships and high anxiety. Understanding what you may be experiencing through a trauma informed approach, can help to understand how experiences of the past may be impacting on your connection to people and experiences of the world around you.
Trauma counselling offers hope for connection and safety in relationships, so that life may feel more fulfilling and meaningful.
My first session
In the initial session together, we can begin to understand what brings you to counselling and to gather information that can help that process. This may include relevant personal history, any previous experiences of counselling or support for mental health, as this may help to inform your hopes and expectations now.
If after an initial session, we feel like we might be a good fit and you wish to proceed, we can agree a time for sessions and consider the terms of our agreement to work together. Some people want open-ended sessions and others short-term agreement. A minimum of six sessions is suggested as a guide to enable trust to establish. The time scheduled for sessions is held for as long as we agree and you choose to attend. This day and time will not be offered to anyone else, nor will any other counsellor stand in for me.
To support the professional relationship, some paperwork is required (privacy notice, working agreement, emergency contact for example) and is sometimes completed ahead of the initial session and can, if needed, be completed during the initial session.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited