01245 225534 / 07850 192659
I trained as a counsellor 25+ years ago after being a health care professional for 40 years.
I offer marriage / relationship counselling face to face, both one to one and couples. I also see young people and parents of young children / teenagers with difficulties as well as those who have experienced a bereavement. I offer an initial free, very brief meeting so that you can decide if I am the right person to work with you and I explain what kind of counselling I can offer. If I can not help, then we can discuss other options.
I am willing to make home visits for couple/ family counselling, locally ( Chelmsford area )should parents of young children not be able to arrange baby sitters.
I am available some evenings and weekends, as well as some occasional weekday periods.
I have had my own therapy for over 20 years and I could not imagine what my life would have been like had I not done this amazing work. Investigating our own life gives insight to others, beyond belief, and enriches the lives of those around us.
I have had a very privileged job for over 25 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a diagnostic radiographer over 40 years ago and this has been largely my core profession. I have worked as a social worker in an acute hospital and also in the community with vulnerable families.
I currently work as a counsellor in an acute hospital setting with people who are experiencing a serious illness such as cancer. I also offer counselling to family members who are affected by the trauma of illness including children and young people.
I have worked with those who are HIV positive and those who have been diagnosed with AIDS including their families and I am very experienced with those who have been bereaved.
I see people who have low self esteem and those who have been abused.
I also have experience of working with people who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
I am particualarly interested in relationship work and how early relationships affect our adult lives.
I belong to the BACP Register
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health matters, parent / child relationships and couples/ adult relationships
Palliative care experience
Understanding death and suicide and long term effects on children and adults
£35 per counselling hour and slightly more for home visits
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and some daytimes. Home visits if more convenient for family work.