There are many reasons people come to counselling. Sometimes you have worries or concerns that can seem so overwhelming that it really helps to talk them out; sometimes you need to understand aspects of your past that seem to be getting in the way of present day life; sometimes it feels that you are battling with thoughts, or behaviours, that don’t feel right; sometimes life seems to stop in its’ tracks when we face the devastating loss of someone we love. It may also be that you have reached a point in life where you want to develop yourself beyond your current attainments.
Issues I have worked with
Some of the typical issues that people are trying to deal with are anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, low self-esteem, anger management, relationship issues, sexual issues, identity issues, career achievement and development, domestic violence, abuse, and addictions.
If you have unanswered questions at this point please do get in touch and I promise to return all calls as fast as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP). I offer an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy, and am trained in various methods, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Existential Therapy. Above all I think that the relationship between client and counsellor is key, and will help establish which therapeutic approaches will help.
In 2009 I gained a diploma of Higher Education in Counselling from the University of Southampton. I counselled with Cruse Bereavement Care from 2008 to 2014, and became a supervisor for them in 2011. I also spent 7 years working with Life Changes Charity which offers general counselling to the citizens of Southampton.
I have had my own coaching practise since 2005, and with a background in the business world, offer an approach of individual growth and development, as well as therapeutic support for wellbeing issues.
I regularly continue to undertake professional development which may range from updating on domestic violence support, to dynamic psychotherapy, to specific trans-gender issues. I also attend regular supervision.