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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.

The aim of counselling is to provide a safe space in which to talk. It is a confidential and non-judgemental space where you can 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.

I am trained in the Gestalt modality of counselling and, as such, I value the uniqueness of the individual and work with you to explore your feelings and how they affect you. "Gestalt" is a German word meaning "the whole". Gestalt 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.

Gestalt therapy works in the "Here and Now" raising awareness to what is real and significant. Awareness allows you to reflect on and accept the past. It also allows you to make choices about the future.

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change" Carl Rogers

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. Counselling sessions should ideally be weekly to maximise the benefit of 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 Friday.

    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 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 accessible to those living in 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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