41 Abbeville Road
I am a qualified integrative counsellor (Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling) and a member of the BACP. I specialise in bereavement, grief and loss; anxiety and depression.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on whichever counselling and psychotherapy theories feel appropriate to each client. My practice is to be gentle, to be firm, to be quiet, to question; to do whatever feels necessary at any given time for each individual client. The cornerstone of my work is my belief that the most helpful therapy is founded on a good, trusting therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client.
Clients come to counselling because life is tough – perhaps due to an event, or a gradual acknowledgement that life is feeling less pleasurable and more difficult. I believe that a better understanding of ourselves, our emotions and our triggers is liberating. Consequently, whilst taking into account circumstance, the work between me and my client is client focussed.
Drawing on professional training and practice and my career before counselling, my approach is informed by my experience of life. This includes high-pressure corporate work in the City, being a carer, being associated with the armed forces, family pressures and the general juggle of life. In addition to my counselling work I write, work on a literary festival, advise on Paediatric Oncology information sheets for patients and carers, and continue to broaden my learning by attending counselling training courses.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Iron Mill Institute where I qualified as an integrative counsellor - my qualification is the Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
I have completed the CRUSE Awareness in Bereavement Care.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have a BA Hons (1st class) in English Literature.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 for 50 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client