Contemplating counselling or psychotherapy is a daunting prospect, the fact that you are reading this suggests that you have taken the first steps to making sense of feelings and experiences that are troubling you. I hope that by exploring these pages, you will gain a better understanding of what psychotherapy is about, and be able to decide whether counselling or psychotherapy and indeed I am the right "fit" for you and the issues that you are grappling with at the moment.
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How I work
My approach is holistic, meaning that I like to focus on you as a whole person: mind, body and soul. Together we might think about how your current concern is affecting you in each of these three areas and how that affects your view of yourself, or we might look at how your concern affects your relationships with those people in your life. If you are interested, you might want to explore how experiences from your past influence the decisions and actions you take now, and together we can work on whether you'd like to change any of those automatic responses. My particular areas of interest are:
As a registered member of the BACP, I am committed to providing a confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk about whatever is on your mind.
Location and Parking
I have been a practising counsellor for the past 15 years, both in England and abroad. My practice in Andover is within easy reach of Newbury, Romsey, Stockbridge, Whitchurch and Winchester. There is on street parking available and my practice room is a peaceful cabin.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people simply exist.
- Oscar Wilde
Who do I work with?
I work with both adults and young people on an individual basis, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Students from a number of local Andover schools have said that they prefer coming to me after school so that they don't have to face intrusive curiosity from peers. Similarly, clients from the Armed Forces and emergency services prefer to access therapy away from the work arena.
We would decide together at the assessment session whether long term or short term therapy is suitable for you. The length of therapy is based on the severity of the issues you wish to talk about, the depth at which you would prefer to work, and a number of other, more individualised, factors.
What are the next steps?
If you have decided that I might be the counsellor for you, then either email or call me and we can book an assessment appointment where we can decide together if I am the right therapist for your current concerns.
Your privacy is important to me. When providing me with your contact details, please ensure that the details you provide are ones you're happy to allow me to leave messages on.