I am an accredited counsellor working from an Integrative therapy model. I focus on Attachment theory, Person Centred Therapy,T.A, NLP and Compassionate Mind Therapy. I have 20 years experience as a private counsellor and 10 years in primary health. I am also a lecturer in counselling.
I specialise in working with perinatal and postnatal issues, infertility and adoption issues.
My research for my Masters dissertation was in, "The transition into new motherhood and the need for a counselling service."
Since then I have devised a perinatal and postnatal parenting 8 week course.
I also specialise in working with low self esteem issues and bullying. This includes work related stress.
I believe whichever model or theory of Counselling is used the essential component is rapport and empathy so that you feel truly heard and properly listened to.This is important when working with people who have anxiety or depression. I think it is essential that I understand things from the client's point of view. It is not my role to dictate or judge you or tell people what they should do, rather I see my role as empowering you to see your potential and together workout different strategies.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP (Accred). November 2011
MA in counselling practice - Derby University 1996
Post graduate diploma - Derby university 1995
Post graduate certificate - Derby university - 1993
CBT course - Derby university 1997
Practitioner in NLP 2005
Diploma in Systemic and Family Therapy 2007
Certificate in infertility counselling 2006
Skills certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1991
Theory certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1990
Introduction into counselling St. Johns college Nottingham.
Breastfeeding counselling certificate 1994
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
infertility, parenting, adoption, low self-esteem, confidence building, couple counselling,
individual session £40 from 9am till 5pm
£45 evening session 5pm till 9pm
Couple counselling £50
I run parenting courses - 8 sessions
to include new babies focussing on the transition into new parenthood.
contact for further details.
I lecture for organisations on listening / counselling courses.
contact for futher details
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am till 9.30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|