Counselling and therapy in Timsbury, 2 miles north of Romsey
Life can throw us off course at any point, as a child, young person or an adult, and it becomes difficult to live the life you want to. Anxiety, loneliness, lack of self-worth are feelings commonly experienced and can generally worsen over time, consequently affecting us and those around us.
It can be difficult to reach out to those you know, for lack of trust or fear of being judged, so talking to a counsellor, for most can be beneficial. I provide a friendly, safe, non-judgemental and confidential space that gives the opportunity to share, be listened to, and to explore difficult feelings.
Despite initial confusion, I strongly believe all people will know what they want and need. Talking to a counsellor can help you unravel and understand your feelings and help you to find new ways of coping, and with safe support you can begin to have the confidence to consider doing things in a different way and to feel more in control.
It’s a brave step to reach out and admit you want help, so well done on making that first move to change. To help you decide if I am the counsellor for you, I’ll introduce myself below.
I am an integrative counsellor based just north of Romsey, Hampshire. I am passionate about working alongside you, to really understand you and to support you to seek new directions. I have experience in working with older children, adolescents and young people in a school and voluntary environment as well as with adults. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and I am also registered by them for working with Children’s and Young People. I am currently working in private practice and also in the voluntary sector. I aim to work in a variety of ways, including use of creative means, whatever appeals to you . My therapeutic work includes helping clients with stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and confidence, self-harm, suicidal ideation, bereavement and loss, and relationship issues.
I provide long and short-term counselling depending on what you need, based on mutually agreed goals and time frame. Longer term therapy, in particular, can be distressing but to work through long held thoughts in a supported environment can be healing and give you clarity. The integrative approach uses a variety of therapy models, aiming to best suit to the individual and presenting issue. As an accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society I adhere to its ethical framework.
I have extensive experience of working with Secondary age students in school. Most of my counselling therapy work has been with young people aged 11-25 years old on a one-to-one basis, including some work with clients with autistic traits. I hold a DBS certificate and my details can be checked on the DBS update service.
I have a particular interest in bereavement and loss and I work with a local charity supporting children as young as 4 who have experienced the loss of a close family relative.
COVID-19, Ukraine war and cost of living crisis
Undoubtedly we are living through some extremely tough times. The threat of the pandemic appear to be easing but it is only now we are realising how it has changed our lives, leaving many of us feeling vulnerable especially when we least suspect it. We are navigating many other issues both close to home and in the wider world, all of which are adding multiple pressures on us.
Please do not suffer alone. If you feel you are struggling with these pressures and/ or worrying about further change then please know it is okay to reach out for support.
I continue to offer face-to-face counselling and online counselling (click link for further information), if considering a remote way of working.