I take an integrative approach to therapy and work predominantly within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on perspectives from other therapies to promote positive change.
The most important aspect for success in counselling is the relationship between us. I tailor the approach to your needs in collaboration with you so that ultimately you can become your own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving.
I understand that coming for therapy can be a bit scary or daunting, even if you have been before, meeting someone new can be challenging especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or out of sorts. Choosing to come for therapy is about caring for and prioritising your own needs, and allowing yourself time and space to think things through.I can help you cope with those painful feelings and distressing,upsetting thoughts, and together, we will find the solutions that help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; BACP
- MBACP Private Practice Division and MBACP children and young people division.
- Post qualifying, Level 4 Certificate in child counselling.
- Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork, a C B T approach.
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Registered Nurse Qualification ( no longer practising)
I have further training in; Emotional Literacy in Young People, STRADA (Misuse of Alcohol), CALM (Crisis, Aggression, Limitation Management), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training,) Child Protection Awareness, Working with People Using Alcohol and Drugs, Motivational Interviewing and Social Inclusion (Equality, Diversity and Human Rights).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
£40 per session.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and BACP/PP, and BACP/ CYP
I have worked mainly in the caring professions for over 25 years, including 10 years of helping people with alcohol and substance misuse issues in one-one and group-work capacity
I have worked with children in primary school and secondary school settings in one-one and group-work capacity.
CBT approach has proven successful for the treatment of anxiety, depression, low self esteem, feeling sad, OCD and phobias. Therapy and counselling in general has helped many people with relationship issues, bereavement, alcohol and drug misuse and various unwanted thoughts and feelings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please phone/e-mail to discuss what times /days/evenings are most suitable for you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|