Contemplating counselling 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 therapy is about, and be able to decide whether counselling and indeed I am the right "fit" for you and the issues that you are grappling with at the moment.
For more commonly asked questions and to read what previous clients have to say, please click here
I have been a practising counsellor for the past 15 years, and providing counselling and psychotherapy in Bracknell and Sandhurst for the last 9 years and in Andover for the last 2 years. My Sandhurst practice is easily accessible to Ascot, Bracknell, Camberley and the Berkshire/Surrey/Hampshire borders. My Andover practice is within easy distance for Goodworth Clatford, Upper Clatford, Whitchurch and Winchester. As a registered member of the BACP, I am committed to providing a confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic environment for you.
My approach is holistic, so you bring more than just your current concerns to counselling - I like to focus on you as a whole person: mind, body and soul. While I wouldn't like to limit the issues you bring with you, I am experienced in helping clients who are having difficulties 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. We would decide together at the initial session whether long term or short term therapy is suitable for you.
I frequently see trainee counsellors from other counselling courses who are required to undergo therapy as part of their training.
As an Integrative Humanistic counsellor, my theoretical background is Person - Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Existentialism. To find out more about these approaches, and some others, just click here
Teaching Counselling and Psychotherapy
In addition to my private practices near Andover and Camberley, I lecture at a variety of colleges on the CPCAB accredited Therapeutic Counselling Diploma. I also teach to degree level at Peter Symonds College.
I offer individual and small group supervision, to both qualified and trainee counsellors.
I work with the Inskipp & Proctor Model and the Seven Eyed Model of supervision in an integrative way. Rather than working solely with my original core theoretical model, I enjoy working creatively and collaboratively with your theoretical model.
I view the supervision relationship as collaborative and actively work to ensure that this relationship is a place in which you are able to grow as a counsellor with me. Supervision is a chance to recharge and review both yourself and your work with your clients. An ideal place to look after yourself as well as your clients, I hope to offer you a place where you feel received. Supervision is your opportunity to reflect on your clients and the interventions you've chosen, the transference between you and your clients and the parallel process that may be enacted between us as a result and where, together, we can think about how the context of your work influences your therapeutic relationships. Supervision is also an opportunity for you to consider your practice and where you might want to develop it in the future
Individual supervision is £50 per hour.
Group supervision is £10 per person per hour - small groups of 3/4 counsellors for 3 hours
Location and parking
My Sandhurst practice is within easy reach of Ascot,Bracknell, Farnborough and Camberley, with plenty of parking available on site.
My Andover practice is within easy reach of the villages surrounding Andover, as well as within reach of Winchester and Whitchurch. Parking is available on street.
Thoughts from my desk...
I came across this poster from Action for Happiness and thought I'd share it with you. Perhaps we can all try their challenges this January