Counselling offered on-line during the Covid19 lockdown period. Please see 'Client Download' page for information you might useful.
Welcome to my website, I am offering counselling for Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke and surrounding areas. Overton is a picturesque village situated in the centre of North Hampshire with easy links via road and public transport from most surrounding towns, including Salisbury and Newbury. I also offer clinical supervision for counsellors working in the Basingstoke and surrounding areas.
I aim here to give you some ideas about what counselling is, how counselling might be able to help you. Also a little about who I am as a counsellor, and how I work.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor, clinical supervisor and an Accredited Member of BACP. My room in Overton overlooks our garden which is private and secluded. I am is situated adjacent to the railways station which means counselling for people from Andover, Salisbury and Basingstoke is made convenient as they all easily accessible from the train station. The station offers a free car park so counselling for people from Winchester and Newbury is also convenient as by car.
I also offer clinical supervision for counsellors from Basingstoke, Andover, Winchester and surrounding areas, please see Supervision page
I know what an unnerving experience contacting a counsellor can be: you might feel worried about saying the 'right' things, or about what questions I might ask you. You might be feeling sceptical that anyone can help you at all or be left wondering if your problems are 'bad' enough for therapy. I hope to allay some of these fears here.
I can offer on-line sessions during this period where many of us are self-isolating due to Corona Virus, please call me and we can discuss. I would aim to get back to face to face sessions just as soon as it is safe to do so. Please see my top tips on how to manage mental health during periods of self-isolation Here, also here
I am experienced in offering therapy in the following areas :
As a counsellor, I feel privileged to be entrusted with my clients' inner thoughts and feelings, to be invited by them to explore their world and help them understand the difficulties they are experiencing is deeply moving. We live in a particular moment in history where people are often removed from their inner resources and the resources they are surrounded by, I hope to be able to put people back in touch with themselves and their surroundings.
I think the poem by Portia Nelson, 'There's a Hole in My Sidewalk', kind of sums up how counselling can help, by helping you to walk down another street. Click here for the poem in full Portia Nelson
Andover Winchester Basingstoke Salisbury Counselling Supervision