Counsellor and Psychotherapist in the Portsmouth and Southampton region
suffered a bereavement and are struggling to cope with the loss?
Perhaps you need support in coping with trauma and PTSD,
life transitions or relationship difficulties...
...or are you simply feeling lost, confused and unsure of what is wrong?
People come to counselling for many different reasons, whatever difficulties you are experiencing I can offer you a safe, confidential and professional space to take some time-out and reflect in central Fareham, near Gosport, Portsmouth and Southampton.
We all experience and make sense of the world differently and sometimes life can feel overwhelming, confusing and isolating. As a Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor based in Fareham I provide a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental professional relationship within which to explore your difficulties and feelings.
I respect individual difference and uniqueness and work with you to help you develop your self-awareness, so you may come to know yourself better, are able to identify your options and develop sustainable strategies for leading a peaceful and fulfilled life. My ethos aspires to develop your internal resources, resulting in feelings of empowerment, improved resilience and emotional freedom.
Humanistic Gestalt Therapy
Gestalt is an experiential and relational therapy with a here-and-now focus, by considering the whole of the person; experience, thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations, new insights emerge of how past experiences can impact present life. The nature of Gestalt means in addition to talking therapy, I can offer more creative ways of working. This may include; sand trays, stones, strength cards. Through the use of a friendly and professional relationship and creative strategies, profound change becomes possible.
Whilst I hold Humanistic Gestalt ethos, I will draw on other appropriate theories and counselling models to ensure your therapy process continues to meet your individual needs and progresses effectively. This may involve Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or mindfulness to challenge recurring negative thoughts and reduce anxiety or to help you cope with symptoms of trauma and PTSD. On occasion I will encourage understanding of relevant theory to assist your process also.
How I can support you
I am a passionate and experienced therapist and have successfully worked with diverse clients faced with many difficulties, including:
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the guidelines set out in their ethical framework for good practice, click here for more information on this code of ethics. I hold full professional indemnity insurance.
I work with individuals for an agreed time period or on an open-ended basis, with the aim of helping you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I offer a free telephone consultation, call me on 07783 058343 to find out more about my approach and to book an appointment or click here to email me. I will respond promptly to your enquiry.
My therapy practice offers a welcoming and comfortable space centrally based in West Street, Fareham, with excellent road and rail links, making it within easy reach from Gosport, Portsmouth and Southampton.
News and Information
11th July 2019 - Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a useful psychological process for interrupting recurring negative thoughts and bringing a feeling of calmness during times of emotional distress and anxiety, by focusing attention to awareness of present moment experience. Click here for a downloadable PDF.