- Phone number
- 02380 785729
About me and my therapy practice
WHY COME TO ME?
I have been counselling with individuals and couples for 12 years. My approach is to use my experience, skills and expertise to help you work through your problems and difficulties in a manner that feels right for you, so that you move towards finding your own solutions - enabling you to live your life in a more satisfactory and fulfilling manner.
I will listen carefully to you as you spend time exploring, and importantly, expressing your thoughts and feelings about whatever is troubling you, giving you concern, making you afraid, or causing you pain.
Often this 'off-loading' and sharing, perhaps for the very first time in your life, can make you feel greatly relieved and more able to cope with life. Through this process you will find better ways of coping with problems and difficulties, eg: communication difficulties; relationship breakdown; low self-esteem/confidence issues; loss & bereavement (loss of job, health, home, loved one, miscarriage, termination); mental health issues (depression, anxiety, stress, suicidal feelings); domestic violence & abuse; affairs, separation & divorce.
MY BACKGROUND EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
Presently I provide counselling at my Private Practice and for Employee Assistance Programmes. I have worked as a Relate counsellor and trainer, and provided counselling for the University of Southampton and Hampshire County Council.
I also bring to my counselling work experience as a trained nurse, a teacher of counselling skills and research methods, a mediator and a psychologist.
- Relate trained Counsellor - Graduate Certificate: Foundation in Couple Counselling (2007)
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2008)
- PhD in Psychology (1997)
- BSc(hons) in Psychology & Sociology (1988)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (2008)
- Registered General Nurse (1976)
- Mediation Skills Advanced Award (2001)
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Disability, Health related issues, Self esteem
Types of therapy
CBT, Eclectic, Gestalt, Integrative, Systemic
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited