Welcome, and thank you so much for coming to my profile. If you are thinking about counselling for the first time, or coming back to it, I hope the following information proves useful.
Counselling can help if you are feeling stuck, confused, stressed, depressed, anxious, unhappy or unfulfilled in life. It offers a safe place where you can explore and make sense of these kinds of feelings, and any associated life experiences.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I am committed to offering a safe and supportive relationship where you can talk in an open and honest way, and feel valued, accepted and understood - perhaps for the first time, and I regard whatever you bring to counselling as important.
I trust that you are the expert in your own life, so I will not tell you what to do or provide answers, yet I will support you in making sense of things for yourself. My personal aim is to enable you to make choices and changes that you want to make, and continue to strive towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
I have an established counselling practice (Azalea Counselling) in Eastleigh and 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.
I offer short-term (6-12 sessions) and long-term counselling, and I can see you on an individual basis, as a couple or family. I am registered with the National Counselling Society and I work within their Code of Ethics.
Appointments are available in Eastleigh, Southampton, or online 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 meet and discuss what has brought you to 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. I can be contacted on 07729 193629, or you can send an email, and if I am unavailable at the time of your contact I will respond within 24 hours.
Training and qualifications
In addition to the above, I have undertaken continued professional development in Bereavement Care, Child Psychology, Health, Mental Health (various), Mindfulness, Relationships, Safeguarding Children, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
I am an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society and I work within their Code of Ethics. I am also subject to their complaints procedure currently in force. I regularly consult with a counselling Supervisor and I am fully insured for my work.
Appointment fees range from £40 - £60, yet I usually have 1-2 spaces for concessionary rates. 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.