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Counselling

If you have been trying to find a therapist and seen lots of pages detailing what a therapist does you will have noticed they are all somewhat similar and that is because we all offer essentially the same service -  however each therapist is unique and each client is unique. I have been working as a therapist for 6 years.  I have found in my experience that it is the relationship co-created by my client  and I that is the most valuable aspect to my work.  In order to build this relationship I work with what the client wants to work with.  I create a relaxed open and safe emotional space to gradually explore what has brought the client to me.  I have worked with a wide range of issue's including depression, bereavement, relationship issue's, addiction, self harm and in particular Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.  This work has similar  themes including  experienced patterns in your life relating to relationship with yourself or with others.  The absence of closure following loss.. Reclaiming your sense of identity following events that have impacted on how you think and feel about yourself . It is so important in clearing a space  within to grow the Core Self.  Many of us live our lives entrapped by the same patterns of behaviour causing us pain and disappointment.  Often it is  the unconscious that drives us into choices that leave us baffled frustrated and hurt.  Therapy involves the liberation and freedom from the slavery of these patterns and processes.  As a therapist I hope to create a place that is safe, non-judgemental and supportive to start the work of  exploring the material presenting, More importantly the foundation of our therapeutic alliance starts at first contact and continues to grow, Working out your patterns, your grief, anger, whatever has brought you to this point in your life. I work at your pace.  You are at the centre of all that we do.  I have found in working with all of these issue's that healing is possible for everyone however it does require work and courage.  My skill set and experience both as a therapist and in other 'helping' roles gives me an insight into how the process of healing begins, the defences created to keep the client safe having to be handled with care and compassion. I would also say that therapy gets worse before it gets better.  The process of healing takes time, events can be re-felt that cause great pain however also liberation and freedom to make healthier choices for yourself.   I also feel that if you are reading this you are brave, courgeous and ready for the next step

Our Contract

I offer 50 minutes sessions on a weekly basis.  I ask that clients arrive on time and commit to the work.


I am a Member of the BACP and I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Code of Practice


Confidentiality: Every thing said in the session stays in the session however if I have concerns that you are at risk of harming yourself or others I may have to take it outside our work.  I in all cases discuss this with you before taking any action


I attend Supervision regularly to ensure my work is ethical and to gain insight and suggestion of what I might do in my work


  I charge £40 per 50 minutes session.


Appointments by arrangement Monday to Friday.

Qualifications and Experience

September 2018 - June 2019 - Relational Change - Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice


September 2009 - 2013 Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis


2013 - present: Various CPD workshops and modules to ensure continuous  Professional Devrelopment

Various in house training whilst working in 'helping' roles with various organisations


Experience


2002 - 2006 Personal Development Trainer  - Disability Times Trust - London


Working with the long term employed and those with disability prepare to join the work place


Working with inmates in HMP Holloway preparing them for release and providing tools for re-entering society and the work place


2006 - 2010  Mental Health Outreach Worker - Together


Providing support to those living in the community with ongoing Mental Health issue's to help with any financial difficulties including liaising with various creditors.  Providing emotional support and working within a multi agency environment


2010 - 2013


The Olive Branch - Trainee Counsellor


The Trinity Centre, Womens Services - Trainee Counsellor


2013 - 2017 Winchester Rape and Sexual Assault Centre - Counsellor



Contact

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Parkhill Counselling

Parkhill Cottages, Winchester, Hampshire

Appointments

Mon

By Appointment

Tue

By Appointment

Wed

By Appointment

Thu

By Appointment

Fri

By Appointment

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

Flexibility can be offered to best suit your needs including evenings. I don't normally work at weekends, although in some circumstances this can be arranged