Counselling and
stress management
in Southampton


My approach to therapy
Scroll down to find out more about how I work. I'm a Gestalt counsellor and recommend this article for a great intro to this holistic approach which aims to help you live a fuller and richer life with yourself and others. And while grounded in my therapeutic training, regular supervision and ongoing learning, my experiences of navigating life's joyful ups and painful downs also inform what I do and how I do it.

Feeling stuck?
Maybe therapy can help you
unravel some of the tangles in your life.

Guiding principles

I use these four, mutually supporting principles to guide my counselling practice. For further information, videos and practical exercises, just follow the links.

Awareness and listening
Being listened to and listening to others is really important but it's also vital we learn how to listen well to ourselves.
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Therapy helps us explore many of the rich elements that make us who we are. It can be quite a journey.
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Creative play
Using hands-on, active and creative methods during counselling may open up more healing possibilities.
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Balancing and soothing
There's no need for unnecessary distress. We can make working with difficult experiences more bearable.
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Other key factors

I also regularly explore these four topics during therapy.

When therapy helps us get on better with ourselves, this may help improve key relationships in our lives.
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Time spent connecting with our emotions and unpacking the messages they contain is time well spent.
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Recognising that the mind includes brain, body and relationships can give us more therapeutic options.
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Being kind
Treating ourselves with self-compassion may sound straightforward but it's often easier said than done.
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