0151 734 5175 / 077624 06028
I am a fully qualified and insured Person centred Counsellor. I gained my Diploma in Counselling in 2005. Although trained in person centred counselling, I like to work in an integrative way, tailoring the therapy to adjust to the requirements of the individual client, as everyone has differing needs. The therapy that is suitable for one person may not be suitable for the next. I have a real passion for what I do, I really enjoy helping people to turn their lives around and to make positive changes. I do believe in the power of counselling to 'heal' and that is what motivates me!
Training, qualifications & experience
As discussed I hold the Diploma in Counselling. I have undertaken a number of counselling placements and voluntary counselling in mental health day centres, and during this time have added to my knowledge of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress syndrome, phobias, panic attacks obsessive compulsive disorder and addictions. I have attended workshops relating to mental health issues,alcohol and drug awareness and disability awareness. Just recently I completed training in Mental Health Recovery work.
I have also completed introductions to neuro linguist programming and CBT. I am a qualified and insured level 2 Reiki therapist, which I believe works very effectively when used in conjunction with Counselling. In addition I have undertaken work place counselling support for a large public sector organisation.
On a more personal note, I have had experience of supporting close relatives with mental health problems. One member of my family suffers bi-polar depression and and I have been a carer for another member who has suffered severe and debilitating obsessive compulsive disorder from an early age. So I can really empathize with people experiencing any problems of this type!! I also have substantial experience of working with people with disabilities including Neurological conditions.
I am a qualified Advice and Guidance Worker (level 3 qualification)with over 30 years experience of helping people into work - both paid and unpaid and can provide vocational or career counselling to both individuals and organisations at very reasonable rates! More recently I gained a qualification in Health and Social care and have had experience of supporting clients in residential issues with mental health issues
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
DIET AND WEIGHT ISSUES
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (PHYSICAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL)SEXUAL ABUSE
ADOPTION AND CARE ISSUES
BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER
CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM ISSUES
HEALTH ISSUES INC TERMINAL ILLNESS
EATING DISORDERS E.G BULIMIA
Due to the economic climate you can now benefit from a reduction in counselling fees.
At present I am charging £20 per hour for counselling or Reiki.
I also provide telephone counselling and counselling by email if preferred.
I am very flexible and available days evenings and weekends at a time to suit you.
Should you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email
Please note that I have changed my email address.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
days, evenings and weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|