Counselling and Psychotherapy in Weymouth, Dorest area
DT3 within easy reach of Dorchester, Bridport, Portland, Yeovil, Sherborne and Blanford Forum. Flexible appointments available
As well as in person counselling, I offer counselling via online video platforms and telephone for anyone who considers this a more accessible mode of support for them.
Life events, traumatic experience, loss and bereavement can result in feelings of anxiety, stress or depression. Any of these can lead to difficulties in your personal relationships or prevent you from living life to the full. It maybe that you have a sense of something not feeling quite right in your life without being able to pin that on anything in particular.
Perhaps you have struggled with issues that have their origin many years ago and you feel it is now time to talk about them or that recent unexpected life changes have left you feeling overwhelmed.
Counselling can provide you with space to take some time-out to explore your thoughts and feelings about these matters. As you are reading this you have already taken the first courageous step towards bringing about change.
After many years experience of providing counselling in the South East, I have been counselling in Dorset since 2016 and currently have a purpose built therapy room outside Weymouth as well as providing therapy online or by telephone. As a BACP accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non judgmental environment, working in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's 'Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions'. For more information about the BACP ethical framework just click here .
Additionally, I have taught Integrative Counselling up to degree level 6 over a period of 7 years, in Surrey and more recently teaching Counselling and Supervision courses at The Iron Mill College at the Exeter and Poole locations until 2022. I welcome trainee counsellors seeking therapy as part of their training and personal development.
I work with individuals for short or longer periods of time, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I offer counselling face to face, by telephone or via online platforms- predomininently through Zoom but including other platforms to meet client needs.
Covid 19 meant that I provided therapy online to meet with government guidelines. Many have found therapy via online platforms has made counselling and psychotherpy more accessible to them and, as this is the prefered option for many, I am continuing to offer this mode of counselling. I have undergone additional training in working this way and I am a member of ACTO, the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.
In my role of counsellor, I have worked with people who have experienced a wide range of difficulties including (but not exclusively):
- Panic Attacks
- Low self esteem
- Pregnancy related losses (miscarriage, post abortion, IVF failure)
- Eating Disorders
- Childhood trauma/abuse
- Living with chronic conditions
- Mental Health issues
- Work related difficulties
- Impacts of boarding school experience
I have several years experience of providing therapy for Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and local statutory organisations.
Clinical Supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and other caring professions
I am a senior accredited supervisor with APSE and I offer supervision to groups and individuals involved in counselling and psychotherapy or in other caring professions. For more information about this service please see the Qualifications page.
If you are looking for a counsellor in Dorset, the location of my practice is outside of Weymouth , in easy reach for anyone seeking counselling and psychotherapy from Dorchester, Bridport, Portland, Abbotsbury, Yeovil, Sherbourne and Blanford Forum.
'I wasn't coping at all well before counselling. It really turned my life around and I'm so glad I was able to resolve my issues' Client feedback .
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation by appointment to help you get a sense of how I work so that you can decide whether you would like to work together with me as your counsellor . Daytime and evening appointments (subject to availability).
How to get in touch
If you would like to make an appointment for counselling or to discuss any questions,either telephone 07549 697725 or email me by clicking the top right hand corner. Your call is confidential so please let me know if it is appropriate for me to leave a message when I return your call.
"Everything can be taken from a man but the one thing; the last of human freedoms, to chose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances to chose one's own way"- Viktor Frankl