Hello and welcome.
I realise that the reason you have come to my website is because you feel deep inside that life could be lived better. I strongly believe all people are good, but because of events and experiences we have throughout life this can throw us off course. The brave step you are taking right now will take you in a new direction. To help you decide if I am the counsellor you’d like to approach, I’ll introduce myself below.
I am an integrative counsellor based just north of Romsey, Hampshire. I am passionate about working alongside you, the client, to support and allow 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 Society and I am currently working in private practice , aiming to offer a confidential, safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment to explore difficult issues that seem to weigh us down and prevent us from living a fulfilling life. 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 resolution for the client. 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 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.
During the current Coronavirus pandemic I can offer face-to-face counselling with measures in place to be as Covid secure as possible, my risk assessment can be seen here. Please see Telephone and online counselling for further information if considering a remote way of working.
The current situation with Covid-19 is unprecedented and we will all respond in different ways. We are dealing with issues that we may not have encountered before and you may be finding it particularly challenging, especially when you can’t be with those who support you. IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING AND NEED IMMEDIATE HELP THEN PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR AGENCIES THAT CAN SUPPORT AT THIS TIME.