COUNSELLOR BASED IN FAREHAM AND ONLINE
I AM RETURNING TO FACE-TO-FACE SESSIONS IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES WITH EFFECT FROM 2 AUGUST 2021. ONLINE AND TELEPHONE SESSIONS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE.
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.
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 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:
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.
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 is free parking for 2 hours on Western Way and other public car parks are nearby. Fareham has excellent road links making it within easy reach of Gosport, Southampton, Portsmouth and surrounding areas.