WHAT I CAN HELP YOU WITH:My areas of interest include, but are not limited to Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger Management, Self esteem and lack of confidence, Relationship Counselling, Compulsive behaviours, Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control, Self-harm, Infertility, Illness, and Young People.
I feel the counselling profession is a privileged one and I am passionate about helping people empower themselves and manage their lives in healthier, more productive ways. I have been counselling since 2005 when I managed the Johannesburg branch of The Compassionate Friends, a support organisation for bereaved parents and siblings. I have worked for various counselling organisations since then and am now in private practice.
Having moved nationally and internationally numerous times I am a greatly interested in cultural issues and the importance of supporting difference and diversity.
I appreciate that taking the first step to seek counselling can be daunting. My aim is to help you feel at ease so you feel free to talk about sensitive issues without feeling judged or shamed. What you share remains strictly confidential and I will explain any limitations to this when we meet.
I am an affiliate of various Employee Assisted Programs (EAPs) such as BUPA, AXA PPP Healthcare, LifeWorks and Pam Wellbeing, and as such have been vetted and approved as an ethical and professional practitioner.
I am insured, registered with the ICO and GDPR compliant.
CONFIDENTIAL PRIVATE PRACTICE
I consider what I do an absolute privilege and am greatly respectful of the trust clients place in me. I understand how difficult it can be to share private thoughts with someone you don't really know, especially if you've never had therapy before.
Counselling needs to feel safe and empowering and in this I am committed to helping you in your emotional distress. Together we will help you identify underlying causes and help you find healthier ways of coping.
My consulting room is in a quiet leafy street with ample free parking, 5 minutes from bus routes and a 15 minute walk from Bournemouth train station. Disabled access is easily manageable with a ramp required for one step.
I work nationally and internationally via online platforms such as Skype and FaceTime.