WHAT IS COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Life can be challenging at times. Problems and difficulties can seem out of focus, or too much in focus and prevent us from feeling healthy.
At any time we can be affected by our past, as much as issues affecting us in the present, this can make us feel unbalanced, worried and unsure of ourselves. Therapy, talking with a qualified professional, can help us to find the answers and to take positive steps towards change.
I am a qualified Counsellor, trained as an integrative therapist. My approach will be based on each individual and your specific needs. We all feel, think and experience things differently; the integrative approach means I am able to adapt the therapeutic process, to resolve your challenges together.
Counselling and Psychotherapy of children and adults.
As a qualified and experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I have worked as a Counsellor in education settings, private practice and in senior positions within the charity sector. I offer face to face sessions online and in person appointments in the Christchurch area.
I provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment/experience, enabling you to explore your chosen subject. I believe you have the answers within, but, that sometimes we all need the right space and person to help us find those answers. Whether that's through exploring the here and now, the past or both.
I have worked extensively with children and young people, their families and adults for 10 years as a counsellor. In addition to private practice I am currently a School Counsellor working with adolescents.
Areas of specialty:
- Children and Teenagers -Depression - Anxiety - Postnatal depression (Fathers/ Mothers/ NB Parents) - Paranoia - Bereavement and Loss - Abuse - Trauma - Substance Misuse - Anger - Sexual Orientation - Gender Identity
I have extensive experience working with young people and am currently a fulltime school counsellor. I work with play and game therapy in addition to talking therapy. Where a more structured approach will support i use a Psychoeducational Cognitive Behavioural informed approach to sessions, helping to build healthy coping strategies and develop resilience.
During my time working as Manager and Head of Mental Health for METRO Charity in London, i was responsible for line managing and supporting the supervision of all Counselling staff and volunteers (including student placements). I have supported counsellors working with clients presenting with a wide range of difficulties.
COST AND CONTACT
If you would like to discuss an Initial Assessment or anything else please do get in touch. If you have questions about therapy generally, I am happy to answer these.
If you're a parent exploring counselling for your child please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions, deciding on a counsellor is a challenging decision.
Face to Face Initial Assessment and Ongoing sessions - £70
Online Initial Assessment and Ongoing sessions - £70
Supervision sessions available from £55
Concessions rates from £45 will be considered, please ask.
Sessions are available remotely (video or phone) or in person at The Retreat, New Forrest.