Heather is a qualified counsellor and a graduate psychologist with special interests in trauma therapy and outdoors therapy. Heather has a certificate in working with psychological trauma and is currently working towards a diploma level trauma qualification.
Heather also is a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), fully insured and DBS checked. She also is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). In addition Heather has a diploma in hypnotherapy.
Heather has undertaken extra training in: Counselling in the Outdoors; Mindfulness (8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy); Gestalt therapy; Transactional Analysis (TA101) couples counselling (ongoing); focusing therapy and NLP.
Her approach to psychotherapeutic counselling is integrative, meaning that she draws on a number of different theoretical backgrounds, so allowing for flexibility to tailor the therapy to each individual client. She also works to encourage her client’s autonomous decision making, trusting that ultimately her clients know at heart what is best for them, She also ensures high priority to the quality of the counselling relationship, so looking to establish a collaborative, safe, confidential working relationship.
Heather has experience of counselling a wide range of issues which includes: bereavement, anxiety, depression, work related stress, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, childhood trauma, symptoms of PTSD, low self-esteem, mental breakdown, relationship breakdown, chronic illness, chronic pain, difficulties with career decisions, pregnancy loss. Her qualifications and certificates are listed below.
Heather has come to the profession with extensive life experience and is well placed to help especially with the following sort of issues: problems of living as an ex-pat; professional and personal issues of artists and creatives; problems associated with raising children with chronic medical conditions and with infant loss.
- Bsc (Soc Sci) Hons Psychology (University of Southampton)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Trauma Counselling (Wealden College)
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy)
|Counselling||50 minutes – £40|
|Trauma Therapy||50 minutes – £40|