Counselling can enable you to attend to and work on your mental and emotional wellbeing
I have worked with many people affected by mental health issues - in counselling and previous support roles, including:
I hope I can be of some support to you.
Experiencing mental health issues is not a sign of weakness or failure, yet it can be challenging, whether it's a new/recent experience for you or something you have felt or lived with for a while.
You may have thoughts and feelings that are difficult to make sense of, cope with, communicate or change, be concerned about your behaviour, or struggle to deal with things in the way you would like.
You may have difficulties accepting a diagnosis or diagnoses, or have fears or concerns about the future. You may have lost hope, belief in yourself and the possibility of 'recovery'.
You may not have the support and understanding of those around you, or feel able to talk to friends or family.
You may feel that friends and family can't help or be unable to receive or continue to receive support through NHS services.
These are just some examples of the circumstances which have led people to come for counselling with me. Whatever has led you to consider counselling, I will not judge or define you in any way.
As a person-centred counsellor, I'm committed to creating and providing an environment where you feel safe, accepted, valued and understood.
My role is to nurture the potential you have within yourself, so you can bring about change and increase your overall sense of wellbeing.
I can support you in your struggles with depression, anxiety, self-harm, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress, borderline personality disorder, perinatal or postnatal depression.
I can also work with you to explore feelings of stress, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, and life experiences that may have triggered or contributed to your mental health issues, including:
Sometimes, it's hard to vocalise thoughts and feelings, and I can assist you through creative mediums such as art and journaling. You may prefer to use or wish to experiment with these mediums.
I am also familiar with meditation and mindfulness - both of these practices can support wellbeing and aid in the management of mental health issues.
You are welcome to contact me to arrange an introductory session. If you feel in crisis, unable to cope or keep yourself safe, you can also contact the following organisations.
Call 116 123 (24 hours)
Email [email protected]
HopelineUK (under 35s)
Call 0800 068 41 41
Email [email protected]
Text 07860 039967
Shout (crisis text line)
Text Shout to 85258 (24 hours)
Please call 111 for the NHS advice line or 999 in a life-threatening emergency.
Couples counselling can enable you to cope together - as partners or family members
Partners and family members can be affected by mental health issues too.
Mental health issues may become the focus of your relationship, evoke additional stress and worry or change the way you are together.
I can offer you a safe space to develop your relationship, increase your understanding and acceptance of mental health issues, and find ways of coping with them together.
An introductory session can help us establish if couples counselling is the best way forward, and if I am the right counsellor for you.
You can contact me to book an introductory session or to ask any questions you may have
I can offer online or phone sessions through Zoom, Facetime or Skype, or see you at Wessex House in Eastleigh, near to Winchester and Southampton.
If you would like to book an introductory session or ask questions before taking that step, please call 07729 193629 or submit the contact form on this website.