About Me

Counselling Therapy in Alton Hampshire
I am an experienced, sensitive and empathic counsellor and have been qualified since 2005. I am also a UKCP registered psychotherapist in training. I spent many years in an office based environment later moving to a more people based role and going part time so I could build my counselling business. I have a wide range of counselling experience gained in NHS Primary Care (GP Surgery), 6th Form Colleges, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counselling Service and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Eventually I left the corporate world with it’s high pressure deadline driven culture and now I am undergoing further training in psychotherapy with Re-Vision in London. This training allows me to bring together my long held interests in both the spiritual and soul based aspects of therapy and modern advances in neuroscience and in looking at our relationship with the natural world. Additionally I am interested in working with those who identify as Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP).
I am trained in a both Humanistic and Cognitive Bahavioural (CBT) ways of working as well as being informed by attachment theory and modern neuroscience.
I currently work at Alton Counselling Service and for the NHS with IAPT and in my own private practice in Alton. Many years past experience of working with The Samaritans means that I am also happy working via telephone.

I work with men and women and young people of all backgrounds, sexualities, religions, beliefs and ethnicities. My aim is to work collaboratively with you so that we can determine what your needs may be and how they can be addressed.

I specialise in working with depression and anxiety including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), low self esteem, alcohol dependancy/addiction, anger and working with the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means that I abide by a strict code of ethics and confidentiality.

I hold professional insurance and am DBS (CRB/Police) Checked.

Low cost initial session.

Confidentiality

My work is governed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) code of ethics and confidentiality which means that I do not discuss details of my clients with other people. The only instance where I may need to share information with other agencies, would be if you or another person is at risk of harm. I will always discuss such concerns with you first.

The BACP code of ethics is primarily for the protection of clients and dictates that all member counsellors regularly see a supervisor in order to ensure that the work they do is best tailored to their clients needs. This requires that I share limited information concerning my clients with my supervisor although your identity will not be disclosed. My supervisor also abides by the BACP code of ethics and confidentiality.