"The more we can accept the aspects of our self that we find unacceptable, the more likely it is that change will occur", Carl Rogers
COUNSELLOR BASED IN FAREHAM AND ONLINE
We all react differently to events in our lives. We experience our own thoughts and emotions and can sometimes struggle to make sense of them. Each of us is unique and we see and experience the world in our own way. Sometimes things happen that can overwhelm you causing anxiety and stress which impacts on your life and your ability to function. Counselling gives you a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. The process supports you to unravel the threads that have become tightly wound and allows you to see a way forward.
I am a Humanistic Gestalt counsellor based in Fareham. I value the uniqueness of the person. I work creatively in the "Here and Now" to raise awareness to what is real, significant and important to you. This awareness allows you to make choices about your life and lead to an increase in self-esteem and confidence.
Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education with Distinction in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
Level 4 in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
Level 3 ABC Diploma in Counselling Skills
BACP Statement of Participation: How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer- May 2020
I am committed to Continuing Personal Development. I attend regular training courses and do research to learn about other theoretical approaches and how they can best support my practise.
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Member of the Hampshire Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (HACP)
Enhanced DBS Checked
Registered with the Information Commissioner’s office (ICO). My Privacy Notice can be viewed by clicking the link in the footnote at the bottom of this page.
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and as such adhere to their ethical code of conduct.
Before entering private practice, I worked in the voluntary sector counselling adults from across all sectors of the community. During this time, I gained considerable experience in delivering time-limited therapy (6 sessions) and working with clients who had experienced Domestic Abuse.
The initial session will give you the chance to meet me and see if I am someone you can work with. It gives me the opportunity to find out what has brought you to counselling and whether I am able to support you. There is no obligation to go further at this stage if you feel that this is not right for you.
"Resistance is not to be broken through, but rather to be incorporated" -Hycner, 1991
A counselling session is 50 minutes. Ideally sessions should be every week on the same day and time to provide continuity. I appreciate that for some people, especially those who work shift patterns, that this may not be possible and so we will agree a schedule that works best for you.
The recommended minimum number of sessions is between six to eight but it depends on what you want to gain from the therapy. For some it may be that they only need a couple of sessions while others may want to go on for longer. We will plan your therapeutic journey together and review our work regularly so that you are getting what you need from the sessions.
You can get more information on counselling at the BACP website "It's Good to Talk" and click on the "About Therapy" tab. CLICK HERE to visit the BACP website.
I will continue to offer online and telephone counselling for those who find this more convenient. It is also possible to offer a blended approach of online and face-to-face sessions depending on individual circumstances.
I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to talk. It is often by just being able to voice your emotions can help make sense of a situation and throw some light on it. I offer support to people who are going through a crisis or a difficult time in their life. I have experience working with adults from across a wide sector of the community who present with a range of issues including anxiety, stress and depression.
I offer support with:
Coping with anxiety and Panic Attacks
Overcoming depression and low mood
Low Self Esteem
My practice is based in The West Street Counselling Centre. It is located in the main retail and business area next to Papa John's Pizza. It is a few minutes walk from the Bus Station and approximately a 5 minute walk from the Railway Station. There are public car parks and free parking nearby. Fareham has excellent road links making it within easy reach of Gosport, Southampton, Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
The West Street Centre, 126 West Street, Fareham PO16 OEP
I have daytime and evening appointments available Monday through Thursday. Appointments can be made by either telephone, text or email.
If you have any questions, please contact me either by phone, text or email and I will respond promptly and arrange a convenient time to talk.
£45 per session (50 minutes)
I offer a reduced rate for students
Payment is by BACs transfer or cash and is required in advance.
There is a standard £15 fee for cancelling or rescheduling a booked session.
The first session is an opportunity for you to meet me and see if I am someone you can work with. It gives me the chance to find out more about what is bringing you to counselling and how best I can support you. At the end of the session, there is no obligation to continue if you feel that it is not right for you.
The fee is £45 per session. A counselling session is 50 minutes. I offer a discount for students.
Daytime and evening sessions are available Monday to Thursday . I have flexibility with timings to cater for changes in circumstances.
Please contact me and I will reschedule. Please note that cancelling a booked Face-to-Face session will incur a £15 fee to cover room costs.
I am based in:
The West Street Centre
126 West Street
It is located next to Papa John’s Pizza. It is a short walk from the Bus and Railway station and there are several Pay and Display Car Parks nearby.