Counselling can help if you are feeling stuck, confused, stressed, depressed, anxious, unhappy or unfulfilled in life. It offers a safe and confidential setting where you can explore these kinds of feelings, and any associated life experiences, with the aim of enabling you to find your strengths and solutions for moving forward.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I am committed to offering a safe and supportive relationship where you can be yourself, talk freely, and feel valued, accepted and truly heard - perhaps for the first time. I trust that you are the expert in your own life, so I will not tell you what to do, yet I will support you in making sense of things for yourself, and reaching your own answers and decisions.
I am a bereavement Counsellor for Eastleigh and the surrounding areas, and an experienced Therapist for relationship issues, low self-esteem, abuse, depression, anxiety, disability, stress, and a lack of fulfilment or purpose in life. Counselling may be short-term (6-12 sessions) or long-term, and I can see you on an individual basis, as a couple or family.
Appointments are available in person or via Skype, and I am happy to discuss the possibility of Skype counselling. I offer an introductory appointment in the first instance, which provides an opportunity for us to explore counselling, what you hope to get out of it, and establish if we could work well together. I can usually see you within 1-3 weeks for this appointment.
You can visit my website for further information, yet if you do have any questions I would love to hear from you. You can call me on my practice mobile (07729 193629) or send an email.
Training and qualifications
I have been awarded the Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip.PC) (Distinction), Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling (Cert.HE) and Centra Counselling Level 1.
I also hold the Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling, Certificate in Crisis Counselling, Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling and Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (Cert.CNS).
I am an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society and I work within their Code of Ethical Practice. I am also subject to their complaints procedure currently in force.
Individual appointments are charged at £40 for 1 hour.
Couple appointments are charged at £50 for 90 minutes.
Family appointments (3-4 people in close relationships) are charged at £60 for 90 minutes.
I usually have 1-2 spaces for concessionary rates, so if finances are a concern for you, please speak to me about this.
All fees are paid on the day of your appointment - either in cash, by cheque or bank transfer.