Welcome to Clearer Skies Counselling

A confidential, calm space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life with a fully qualified counsellor.

CLEARER SKIES COUNSELLING:

COUNSELLING FOR INDIVIDUAL ADULTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE 16+

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Clearer Skies Counselling.

Hello, my name is Aimee and I am a fully qualified counsellor, and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My style of counselling is warm, empathic and flexible. Together we can explore a way forward for you, whether you are:

  • Struggling with anxiety, depression or low mood
  • Experiencing difficulties in relationships
  • Feeling unfulfilled
  • Finding it hard to move on from an event in your life
  • Wanting to make changes in your life
  • Needing to explore thoughts around wanting some form of change
  • Are confused about your identity

I offer a 15 minute free consultation, over the phone or in person, as I believe that it is important to find the right therapist for you, come and have a chat and get to know me and how I work.

I currently offer face to face sessions in the centre of Romsey, Hampshire. My room is easily accessible from Southampton, Winchester, Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford.


I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of issues to explore.

As a fully-qualified counsellor I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and abide by their code of ethics.

Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.

'We don't have to do it all alone, we were never meant to.'

BRENE BROWN

ABOUT ME

I am an experienced counsellor in private practice and I have also worked for a family charity as a counsellor to individuals seeking to gain more self understanding, identify and challenge problematic patterns and explore relationship dynamics.


I have worked in Education for over 15 years, in wellbeing roles, providing support to families, students, pupils and colleagues.


I am passionate about being a counsellor and enjoy working with a diverse range of people. I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and have worked with clients wishing to explore their gender and/or sexuality.


My training and counselling approach is humanistic, grounded in Transactional Analysis. TA focusses on our internal and external communication, allowing us to identify patterns and deepen self awareness to empower you to make decisions and identify any changes you wish to make.






People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress

Abuse

Depression

Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or work life

ABOUT ME

I have worked within the education sector for over 17 years supporting young people, families and colleagues. I have also worked as a counsellor for a family based charity.


I am passionate about being a counsellor and enjoy working with a diverse range of people. I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and have worked with clients wishing to explore their gender and/or sexuality.


My training and counselling approach is humanistic grounded in Transactional Analysis, which focuses on our internal and external communication, allowing us to identify patterns and deepen self awareness, to empower you to make decisions and identify any changes you wish to make.


I am adaptable in the way I work and aim to match your pace. I have experience in working with a variety of ages and issues.


My practice is underpinned by the ethical guidelines as outlined by the BACP, I receive regular clinical supervision and undertake further training and reading to continue to develop my practice.






People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress

Abuse

Depression

Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Parenting

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'The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change'

CARL ROGERS


HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP

Counselling is a unique space to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences without judgement. It can aid personal growth and positive change. It is a space in which you can be heard and you decide what you want to get from the sessions.


Aside from creating a safe space to talk, counselling can give you tools to help you to navigate challenging times both now and in the future.

Counselling is not a quick fix but can help you make informed choices to positively impact your life.


If you are feeling stuck, needing to make changes but are unsure how or what, or have an event that you cannot move on from, counselling can help you. It is like tipping out a box of jigsaw pieces, having a look and piecing them together to make a clear picture.

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS CLIENT 'A'

'I have found the whole counselling experience amazing and am so grateful for the help you have given me and I know going forward I will use this information to help me. I am so proud of the changes I can see in myself.'





FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS CLIENT 'B'

'Your counselling has been very beneficial. When I first came to you I felt so despondent and miserable but after a few sessions I started to see ‘a light at the end of the tunnel’. Now I feel I have ‘reached that light’ and am progressing beyond it and now capable of making decisions.. All thanks to you'

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS CLIENT 'C'

"After years of wondering what was wrong with me, Aimee was able to provide an explanation. That in fact there was nothing wrong, there was a reason why I reacted and felt the way I did. Aimee was able to navigate me through the reasons why which helped me recognise the signs when facing the things that used to give me anxiety or a feel a certain way. I'm quite a realist and never really believed in talking therapies but I can say with ease that it changed my life. I feel like I could take on the world."

CONTACT ME

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


You can also call me on 07851765199 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.

MY LOCATION

I work from a private room in central Romsey, Hampshire.

FEES & AVAILABILITY

Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £45 per session. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability.


Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash, or by bank transfer.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if I am not sure if counselling is right for me?

Counselling is a joint process, if you come to an initial an initial session and decide it isn't right for you, there is no obligation to continue.

How long will I need to have counselling?

That depends on your individual needs and what you want to work on. I see both short term (6-12 weeks) and long term clients (1+ years). We can discuss and review it as we work together.

How long will I have to wait for an appointment?

I aim to offer an initial session within 1-2 weeks, that might depend on how full my practice is at that time and on your availability. Please contact me for more information.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?

Everything that is said within the counselling room is private - this is one of the main ways counselling and therapy differ from talking to a friend or relative. I might talk about something you have brought to counselling with my clinical supervisor, but this information is kept within the professional setting and surnames are not disclosed.


Note that there are some situations where you may be a risk to yourself or others, and there the law requires that I notify an authority; in these cases I may not be able to keep total confidentiality. Breaking confidentiality is very rare though, and only happens after the person concerned has been informed.

Can I bring a friend or relative with me?

Usually I am asked this question by people who are nervous about entering into counselling, or when they are looking for support in coming to see a therapist. This anxiety is understandable, but a key aspect of therapy is that you should feel free to talk about any issues you feel are important to you. Having someone else with you who can be connected those issues makes this opening-up more difficult, so for this reason I do not see clients accompanied by friends or family.


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