How I Work

My calm presence offers support so that you feel safe enough to explore difficulties and challenges. I offer 50 minute sessions, usually weekly, on the same day and at the same time.

We may work either short term for 6-12 sessions, or longer term. Either way, we will consider your needs together and agree on your priorities and timescales. 

As a Gestalt psychotherapist, I am interested in your experiences and perspective; some of which you may know and some of which we might discover together. I believe that we are always trying and adapting to be the best that we can be and sometimes old patterns get in the way.


My intuitive and creative style will help you to understand who you are in the world. With this comes the ability for you to bring balance into your life and make informed choices.

Relationships are a very real and important part of our world and paying attention to how we relate during therapy will provide insights into how you connect and communicate in day to day living.

If you're an adult or young person over the age of 14, I can support you with a range of issues including:

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • relationships issues

  • family difficulties

  • addiction

  • low self esteem

  • ill health

  • caring or parenting problems

  • trauma

  • past or present conflicts

  • life changing events like divorce, separation and redundancy. 




I have my own comfortable therapy room in my peaceful garden at home in Brockenhurst, which is easily reached by good road and rail links. On street parking is readily available in my quiet street. 

My counselling practice, within the New Forest, is accessible within 30 minutes from Southampton, Christchurch, Ringwood, Romsey, Eastleigh and Bournemouth.

When I


I offer daytime appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and early evening, Wednesday. I work from Brockenhurst on Monday and Wednesday and at The Coastal Practice in Southbourne, Bournemouth on Tuesday.

"Supporting you to find your way"

The Coastal Practice

I also work from The Coastal Practice, 98 Broadway, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6 4EH. This therapy centre has peaceful and private rooms. It is wheelchair accessible and has free street parking available outside the premises for up to 2 hours. 

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tel: 07776 046376