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20th October 2021 
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Counselling and Psychotherapy in Andover, Hampshire & Farnham, Surrey

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
During the pandemic, I am offering both online counselling and face to face counselling at my practices in Farnham and Andover.

A very warm welcome to you and thank you for accessing my website. Life can throw up many challenges and I am able to offer a safe, supportive environment for adults, and young people, to talk through and make sense of what they are finding difficult. Sometimes, if the words are just not there, we can use creative tools to process what is happening.

I hope that I will be able to offer you the support that you need at this time, or if I am not the right counsellor to help you, I will endeavour to make a referral for you.
For more commonly asked questions and to read what previous clients have to say, please click here

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 how your concern affects your relationships with those people in your life. 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:

  • Attachment related issues
  • Sexuality and gender issues
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Abuse, and
  • Trauma.

    As a BACP registered counsellor, 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.
    My practice in central Farnham is on a bus route, and parking at Central Car Park is a two minute walk away.

    "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real, you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
    - The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams





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    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 both Andover and Farnham schools and colleges have said that they prefer coming to me privately 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.

    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.



    Reflective Practice Groups

    Reflecting confidentially on your work within a group of 3 or 4 counsellors
    Connecting with other professionals
    Committing to your continuing professional development

    New group starting Monday 18th October 2021 @ 12—13:30 on Zoom. Meeting monthly thereafter
    Cost: 15 per session
    RSVP by 8th October 2021 for the zoom link



    Workshops

    For more information on workshops I have planned, please click here