I am a down to earth and friendly counsellor, and I probably swear a bit too much! I provide confidential counselling service based in Haslemere and the surrounding area. I have a First Class Degree in Humanistic Counselling and additional training with a Certificate in Trauma Focused Therapy.
Your mental health is important. Counselling gives you a chance to explore what you are feeling and gives you a better understanding of what makes you tick. Being heard rather than “fixed” can be incredibly powerful. Counselling supports you to truly value yourself, which in turn can make life feel more manageable. Counselling is a collaborative process and I work alongside clients as they discover their individual path through life’s challenges.
My own personal life experience, as well as working with others, has shown me how healing talking therapy can be. We all need someone to really listen, who won’t be shocked or hurt by our pain. When we are truly heard we can make sense of what has happened to us.
I also offer counselling around difficult childhoods and counselling for trauma. This can help you discover how to recover from childhood trauma. Difficult childhoods can affect us well into adult life. I am happy to help you work out how to heal from a traumatic childhood and how you can feel better as an adult.
I am trained in Humanistic and Trauma Focused Therapy. This is an evidence based and understands the connection between a traumatic event, or series of events and how that can impact you now. Trauma can affect our mental, emotional, behavioural and spiritual wellbeing. Trauma can be a one off event such as a car crash or assault or trauma can result as the result of a difficult or abusive childhood or relationship. Counselling for trauma is effective and safe.
Humanistic therapy is based on the premise that you are the expert on you. As a counsellor I help you identify your own solutions that are unique to you as an individual.
I have worked with a wide range of client issues including Abuse, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression Symptoms and Anxiety, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, and Work related issues.
I am currently using rooms at Haslewey Community Centre and at The Eaves in West Street, Haslemere. I offer both face to face and remote counselling via Zoom.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical standards.