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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.

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. Raising awareness to how you are and relate to others allows you to make choices in your life. These choices can lead to an increase in confidence and an overall sense of well-being.

I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to talk and share your thoughts and explore them. Often just to be able to speak your emotions can help to make sense of a situation and throw some light on it. Counselling can support you through a difficult time or a crisis in your life and provide you with a safe place to think and make decisions.

Gestalt is a German word meaning "the whole". The therapy is a creative process that uses the relationship between the client and the counsellor as an avenue to raise self-awareness, self-expression and growth. I also use some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques if I think they will add further support on your therapeutic journey.

"The aim of the Gestalt approach is for a person to discover, explore and experience his or her own shape, pattern and wholeness" Clarkson, 1999

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
  • Managing stress
  • Overcoming depression and low mood
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Workplace Issues

    I work on a face-to-face basis. Ideally counselling sessions should be weekly to maximise the effect of the therapy. If this is not possible then we will agree a schedule that works for you. 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.

    I have daytime and evening appointments available Monday through Thursday.

    I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics. My practice is registered with the Information Commissioner's Officer (ICO) and complies with the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) effective from May 2018. My Privacy Policy can be viewed by clicking the link in the footnote of this page.

    Where to find me

    My counselling practice is based in the West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre in Fareham. It is a discreet, comfortable and professional environment. The Centre is conveniently located near the Shopping Centre and is a 5 minute walk from the Bus Station and approximately a 12 minute walk from the railway station. Fareham has excellent road links making it within easy reach of Gosport, Southampton and Portsmouth and surrounding areas. There are several car parks nearby. Car Parking is free in Fareham after 6pm.

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