"Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals".
- L. J. Isham
Counselling can enable you to attend to and improve your mental and emotional wellbeing
If you are struggling with your mental health, I hope to be of some support to you.
I have worked with many people affected by mental health issues - in counselling and previous support roles, including:
Having 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 lived with for a long time.
While everyone is different, the following are just some examples of the challenges 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 - having mental health issues may be a part of your experience, yet it's not who you are as a person.
I will trust in your ability to make choices or changes that will enhance your wellbeing and enable you to move forward with your life.
I am a person-centred counsellor with an awareness of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress, borderline personality disorder, perinatal and postnatal depression.
I am committed to creating and providing an environment where you can feel genuinely valued, accepted, heard and understood.
I can offer a safe environment where you can explore and release your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels comfortable for you.
Creative mediums (art, journal writing, emotion cards, mindfulness affirmations) can form a part of our work together - I have received training to facilitate and support this process.
I can also work with you to explore experiences that may have triggered or contributed to your mental health issues, including:
An introductory session can help us establish if I am the right counsellor for you, and you are welcome to contact me about this.
If you feel in crisis or unable to keep yourself safe, you can contact the following organisations:
Call 116 123 (24 hours)
Email [email protected]
Hope Line UK (under 35's)
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 strengthen your relationship and your support for one another
Relationship issues and distress - from the past or in the present, can trigger or contribute to the experience of mental health issues.
Similarly, having mental health issues can affect a relationship (unintentionally) or become the focus of that relationship.
In a relationship where one or both people experience mental health issues, misunderstandings may occur, as well as:
If you are partners or family members affected by mental health issues, I can work with you in couples counselling.
Couples counselling can be a helpful step forward if you would like to work on things together and learn from the process.
Some of the goals (or aims) of couples counselling include:
Couples counselling can also offer a space to explore what a new diagnosis means to you and how you would like to move forward together.
I am a person-centred couples counsellor with an awareness of mental health issues.
My role is to be alongside both of you in a helpful way - I will not take sides or make judgements.
I can facilitate communication and understanding, offer a fresh perspective, feedback and skills.
An introductory session can help us establish if couples counselling is the best way forward, and whether 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'm a counsellor in Hampshire and offer online or telephone sessions from Eastleigh near Winchester and across neighbouring counties.
If you would like to book an introductory session or ask questions before taking that step, please call 07729 193629 or use my contact form.