25 Common Road
0750 598 7023
I can offer help with a range of emotional, psychological and social problems that may be making it hard for you to get on with your life. These might be related to relationships with others, how you feel about yourself or long-term stress. Perhaps something has happened in your life that you are finding it hard to get over or perhaps you are struggling to cope with all the demands in your life.
Are you suffering from anxiety and/or panic attacks? Perhaps you are struggling to manage your mood and feel depressed or angry much of the time?
Are you experiencing family difficulties or relationship problems?
Is there illness, disability or bereavement that is causing you distress?
I can offer you time-limited sessions to help you improve your coping strategies and learn stress-management techniques.
I can offer you longer-term counselling with issues such as building confidence, coping with loss, managing emotions and improving relationships.
I can offer couple counselling for relationship problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor with the Chelmsford Counselling Foundation, approved by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am also a qualified Occupational Therapist, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (hcpc).
I have over 20 years experience in the NHS and established my private practise four years ago.
I have particular experience in working with people who have health problems or a disability or those who are caring for someone who is unwell.
I believe we cannot separate mind and body. We have an intuitive understanding that illness is aggravated by mental conflict and stress. Long-term stress can cause a variety of physical problems over time. Emotional stress can increase pain levels and make it harder to cope with a physical health condition. It can take time to come to terms with a life-changing diagnosis that impacts on every area of your life. For example I have experience of working with people with:-
- Chronic Back Pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- Other long-term conditions
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer supervision to qualified counsellors, trainees and health and social care professionals from a psycho-dynamic perspective.
Our feelings about our clients will inevitably affect us. There will be those clients with whom we feel the greatest sympathy, and those who we find extremely challenging. How do we understand the different feeling evoked and how do we ensure we treat both equally?
Our clients may come to us in great distress caused by a variety of problems. At other times they may be angry, depressed, experience great loss or trauma. The impact of these emotions may stay with us causing stress, illness, loss of confidence, sleepless nights or impact our family life and other relationships.
The regular time and space to reflect on these experiences with an experienced supervisor will allow us to process these experiences in a healthy way, to think, explore, hypothesise and understand, allowing us to remain effective in our work and to feel secure in our skills and professional in our practice.
An initial appointment lasts for 1 hour and the fee is £40. This allows me to gain an understanding of your needs and for us to agree how we will work together.
On-going fees for a 50 minute session are between £30-£40 - negotiable depending on your financial circumstances. Concessions are available for those on low incomes.
I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy as a Psychodynamic Counsellor, registration number 679137.
I am registered with the Health Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist, registration number OT21237
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am able to offer early morning; daytime and evening appointments up to 9.00pm. I am not able to offer weekend appointments.
Supervision & training
Supervision is essential to good practise and to retaining our own sense of wellbeing.View supervision profile