It’s often difficult to take that first step towards asking for help. It requires courage, especially if you’re not sure how counselling works or if it might help you.
You may have been struggling with difficult feelings or symptoms for a while, or life events may have recently left you feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope. Whatever is troubling you, it can help to explore your issues with someone who is trained to work alongside you and who won’t judge you.
My aim is to help you to to talk through what is troubling you and to provide a safe, confidential environment where you feel really listened to and supported. I won’t tell you what to do, but together we will work towards understanding the feelings, thoughts and memories which are causing you distress. Most of us spend a lot of time “in our heads”, cut off from our direct experience of life but perhaps stuck in destructive thought patterns. I will encourage you to tune in to both body and mind to explore what might underlie your difficulties. We may make sense of recurring problems by linking them with past experiences, and this can open the door to greater self awareness and a sense of empowerment. This can lead to you feeling more able to make meaningful changes in your life, or moving towards acceptance of those things which cannot be changed.
I am currently training in energy psychotherapy methods, which draw on traditional mind-body medicine, combined with contemporary “talk therapy”. These gentle but remarkably powerful techniques can be used to identify and clear problematic patterns of thinking and feeling as well as reinforcing positive qualities. Please ask if you are curious about working in this way and would like to know more.
When you contact me initially we can arrange to meet for a first session, during which we can both see how we might get along together, and discuss your needs. We may decide to work on a specific issue in a focused way, or we may feel that longer-term work is likely to be beneficial.
I offer both day-time and evening appointments – please contact me to discuss availability, by phone or email. My therapy room is situated in Leicester (LE1), close to the city centre, where I work as an associate of Laura Baines-Ball Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
HE Certificate in Counselling
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I began working as a counsellor in 2009. As well as working in independent practice, I am committed to my work for the Leicester Counselling Centre as a counsellor, assessor and on the Executive Committee. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
£40-£45 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client