counselling, cbt and psychotherapy

counselling supervision and training

welcome to my website.  


umm... so you think you need counselling? ...


About me... well - about Covid and gdpr first. sorry.

Covid 19 Statement! 

Before Covid, most counsellors were of the opinion that remote therapy over video links like Skype, or FaceTime were less effective, but as we have all adapted to social distancing, in the same way that people have discovered that they can work just as well from home as the office, more and more great work is being done safely over media platforms like FaceTime, Zoom, Watsapp with encrypted (confidential) video calls. Where before, I would perhaps only offer a phone session as a last resort say if you were unable to attend a cancelled session in person, rather than you lose the session fee, we now routinely find phone sessions can be really intense and useful. Hence I offer telephone and video sessions. For those who prefer to work face to face, I have confidential and covid friendly consulting rooms in Southsea where social distancing is easily achievable and every effort is made to seperate clients effectively so hygeine can be maintained. FACE TO FACE ACCESS HAS BEEN REDUCED WHILST WE WERE IN THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC, BUT PLEASE CALL TO DISCUSS AS THIS IS BEGINNING TO BE MANAGED DIFFERENTLY AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH THE TUNNEL TO THE VERY DIM LIGHT AT THE END. (ALLEDGEDLY).  As I cannot maintain this level of care on the Isle of Wight, Island clients can only be accepted remotely, by phone, FaceTime or Zoom at this time.


GDPR PRIVACY NOTICE:

Please be aware that should you contact me by email and become a client, I keep your e mails electronically for the duration of our relationship, whereupon they are deleted.  I would keep them longer if our sessions have determined issues of risk or crime.  Sorry to be one of these informed consent - opt in types, but I'll assume you're OK with this if you e-mail me! Please ask if you want more information.  Thank you!!

Now those things are out of the way...

about me!

Hello, and thanks for taking time to look at my details. Hopefully you will find a fair bit of general information within this website, not only about how I work, but what you might need to know before choosing a counsellor to share your concerns with.

I am an NHS experienced Psychological Therapist / Specialist Counsellor / Clinical Supervisor and for ten years worked for the Acute Mental Health Team. I now have a private therapy and Supervision practice in Southsea and Ryde, Isle of Wight.

I have great and varied practice experience and have endeavoured to become as qualified and well practised as I possibly can as I have an extremely strong ethic toward giving my patients and clients my very best practice, whatever their concerns might be.


So if you are thinking of having counselling for issues like (and not only):

Anxiety
Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
DISTRESSING INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS
mental health concerns
Family Issues
Panic
Relationship Issues

then don't hesitate to call to discuss what it is that is troubling you, and how you might be able to move forward. 

use the menu tabs to navigate to find out more about me and a load of other really helpful stuff about coming into therapy. like how to choose a counsellor, who oversees it all, how to contact me etc. it's all there.