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My Story

Since the summer of 2019, I have continued working between the Southampton Veterans Centre and my private practice based in Romsey.

 

I will work towards unpicking and healing your areas of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.

My gentle, empathic approach, will create a safe space for you to talk, and I will provide a range of coping techniques, including grounding exercise and mindfulness to support your journey away from the counselling process.

​My past 17-year career in the Commercial Finance sector, enabled me to focus on mental health challenges within an extremely demanding sales environment. As a Wellbeing Champion, I focused with areas of Work Life Balance enabling me to develop supportive coping skills and find my counselling pathway. I have embraced my passion for helping and supporting others, starting a counselling and psychotherapy career in 2017. 

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to the ethical framework, professionally delivering good and safe practice. 

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Within my own journey, I have moved towards healing. By supporting myself, I have embraced an empathic relationship with the future I desired and engaged with the life around me.

I realised that something was not working for me, I wanted to feel alive and connect with my inner creativity. As I explored counselling, the spontaneity of the process and the wider perspective of what counselling could do for my life, enabled me to realise my connection with others on a deeper level.

My own confidence began to emerge, I felt my physical and internal exploration played a large part of my counselling journey. I felt for the first time in my life I had complete control. My own experience of counselling has enabled me to explore the benefits of grounding techniques, immersing in a relationship together with the world around us, we can explore a greater sense of connection and belonging.

I am continually learning the value of trusting the process, I believe client lead therapy enables growth within a safe and controlled setting. Holding the first few sessions indoors, prevents exposure to vulnerability outside the room. Outdoor therapy may provide openness and unpressured freedom. Working together, regardless of the setting, we will set the rules together, within the boundaries of the surroundings and what feels right for you.

Mutual respect and safety, ensures comfort and peace of mind for the important work within the counselling process.

​My Private Practice in Romsey provides support in the following areas:

​Addiction

Anger Management

Bereavement

Borderline Personality

Divorce

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence

Family Conflict

Infidelity

Life Transitions

Military

Peer Relationships

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Self-Harming

Sexual Abuse

Sleep or Insomnia

Stress

Suicidal Ideation

Trauma and PTSD


My qualifications:

  • Creative Counsellors, Walk & Talk Therapy - 2021

  • University of Portsmouth Gestalt Counselling Diploma - 2021

  • Eastleigh College, Level 3 ABC Counselling Skills – 2018

  • Eastleigh College, Basics Counselling Skills – 2017

  • My continuing development is a important and essential part of my practice.