The Real You Counselling

CounsellOR nEAR WINCHESTER, Hampshire

About Me

I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, a professional association for counselling professionals.

My practice includes working with Children, Young People, and Adults in a friendly, safe, and confidential environment where I listen and understand what is going on for you from your perspective. Together, we will explore your concerns at your pace and work towards the changes you want without judgement or shame.

In building a trusting relationship with you, I approach our sessions with respect, honesty, and support for your individual needs.

My counselling style is a blend of Person Centered and Transactional Analysis approaches to support your personal growth and help you reach your full potential in all aspects of your life.

I also incorporate creative interventions such as clay, stonework, and free association artwork to help you access your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in a more informal manner.

In addition to traditional therapy, I offer Ecotherapy - Walk Talk Therapy in various calming locations supporting you to connect with nature and your emotions more openly.

With over ten years of experience in caring professions, including nursing and midwifery, I currently work as a counsellor for a Winchester charity providing short-term counselling and longer-term psychodynamic therapy to families.

I also offer emotional support to university students as a Specialist Mentor and maintain a private practice with flexible appointment times to accommodate your schedule.

I look forward to hearing from you and how I can support you in moving forward for a more balanced life.

* Person-Centered Counselling focuses on creating a supportive environment to explore our thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and behaviours, ultimately empowering us to navigate our challenges.

** Transactional Analysis deepens our understanding how our personalities are shaped by childhood experiences, impacting our interactions with others.

*** Walk and Talk Therapy embraces the outdoors to promote physical relaxation, mental clarity, and a fresh perspective on our thoughts and emotions.

Professional qualifications

  • BACP Accredited Degree with Distinction in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, - CPD Standards Office Accredited in line with BACP competencies.

  • Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) CPD endorsed.

  • Ecotherapy - Walk and Talk Therapy - CPD endorsed by CPCAB.

  • Bereavement Counselling for Children, Young People, and Adults CPD endorsed.

  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation.

  • Specialist Mentor for Universities.

  • Specialist Mentor for Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and ADHD.

  • HLTA for Primary Schools.

  • BSC (Hons) Midwifery.

  • Adult Registered General Nurse (RN).

Services provided

I have an enhanced DBS Certificate, comprehensive Professional Indemnity Insurance, and First Aid enabling me to work with Children, Young People, and Adults.

To meet your specific requirements, I provide both short term counselling and long-term psychodynamic therapy.

Sessions can be face to face in a secure and tranquil environment, as well as through online platforms and home visits. Additionally, I offer Ecotherapy – Walk and Talk Therapy at a location convenient for you.

My therapeutic approaches encompass a range of modalities including Person-Centred Therapy, Humanistic Transactional Analysis, Behavioural, Psychoanalytic, Relational, Interpersonal, Integrative, CBT, and Compassion Focused Therapy.