Counselling offers a means to change not only oneself but oneâ€™s world.â€
I have found that what we experience and take on can lead to a variety of different issues, which can hold us back from being who we want to be and living our lives to our full potential.
Counselling encourages and inspires self-awareness and with greater self-awareness we are more able to recognise and heal the issues, and traumas, which limit, restrict and hold us back, thus giving us additional tools to be and live in balance and in health.
I work with a variety of different issues including: Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Addiction, Bereavement & Loss, Body Image & Health, Culture & Identity, Depression, Eating & Weight, Gender & Sex, Relationships, Self-confidence & Self-esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma and Violence.
I offer a free 15 minute confidential telephone consultation to answer any questions you might have before making an appointment. If you donâ€™t reach me, please leave a message on my voice mail, and I will call you back when I can, usually within 48 hours.
Counselling sessions are in person, by telephone or through skype. I see clients from my counselling office in Lymington, as well as counselling rooms in Lyndhurst in the New Forest, Hampshire, England.
I am listed on the BACP Register, the Counselling Directory and the HACP Directory.
Before becoming qualified as a Therapeutic Counsellor, I gained an initial qualification in Agriculture, graduating from Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Devon and working on the land in England, France, New Zealand, and The United States. In the 1980â€™s I moved to Northern California, and started working in the media firstly as a photojournalist and later as a filmmaker, presenter and producer. I moved back to the UK in 2005.
It was my dual love of peopleâ€™s life stories and the obstacles and challenges people faced when confronted by change that lead me to become a founding director of s4c in 2007 and then subsequently broaden my career to become a therapeutic counsellor. Today I combine the different areas of my counselling work with filmmaking, documentary and environmental work. I volunteer as a Director of the New Forest Transition Community Interest Company and the New Forest Festival (Arts, Culture & Ecology) Community Interest Company. Iâ€™m also a Director of West Solent Solar Cooperative.
My Fees and Terms of Business
Â£40.00 / 80 minute initial assessment
Â£40.00 / 50 minute subsequent (on-going) sessions
Â£60.00 / 80 minute session
Short or Long-term Therapy
Evening appointments after 6pm and weekend appointments are available on request.
Low Income, students, single parentâ€™s and coupleâ€™s rates are negotiable.
Cancellations received 24 hours before your scheduled appointment will not be charged.
Cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment will be charged at full cost.
Payment is by either cash or cheque at the end of the session. Payments may be made by bank transfer with prior arrangement.