3-8 Bolsover Street
Working in a safe, confidential space we'll approach your dilemmas at a pace that suits you. The counselling and psychotherapy relationship is one of the very few places left without goals and outcomes, giving you the opportunity to really explore and move towards a life that is productive, well-balanced and intelligent.
The majority of my clients work too hard in jobs they used to enjoy. Workplace stress is at epidemic levels but there are straightforward ways of finding equilibrium and pleasure in work and your private life.
The counselling relationship is unlike any other you will have experienced. You are given space to feel and to think for yourself. Clients consistently tell me that this is incredibly valuable because they can reach conclusions that work well for them rather than having to make do with what everyone else expects. Every session is bespoke: there's no one-size-fits-all manipulation to make you do anything. You may be surprised how much you might want that.
How long? You can get a lot of work done in 6 weeks. Many clients, having found therapy surprisingly useful, stay longer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited
- Professional Standards Voluntary Register
What I Offer
- Life Coaching
Where We Meet
- Face to face in my office
- Workplace stress
- Decision making
- Balanced living
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Couples £100 - £200
Online work £40 to £100
One to one supervision for students - £40 for 1 hour.
£50 for 1 ½ hours.
Group supervision £30 per person for 2 hours total (40 mins each. Group meets fortnightly.)
One to one supervision for qualified counsellors £60 for 1 hour.
£70 for 1 ½ hours.
I trained and worked as a nurse and a midwife in the 80's and 90's and now supervise nurses, midwives and social workers who want to explore their practice in depth, outside of a managerial context.
This work is, like all my work, confidential within the law and non-judgemental. The aim to to explore how you perform, improve on work that could have gone better and celebrate excellence.
My book, What To Expect From Counselling is available from Amazon.
Here are some reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Community Mental Health facility should recommend this book to new patients - and their families
By Darkhorse on 5 April 2016
At last! A book that explains, clearly and simply, what to expect when you are referred for counselling, or just want to refer yourself. This is something that many mental health professionals don't explain and the system can be a bit mind-boggling, especially when you aren't feeling at your most confident. Every Community Mental Health facility should recommend this book to new patients - and their families.
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick light read
By Mrs B A McDonald on 5 Oct. 2014
I enjoyed this book, it was light, quick and easy to digest.
I would recommend this book to anyone trying to get a good understanding of counselling from both a client and counsellor perspective.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
By Hilary Spong on 16 Sept. 2016
A very clear, easy to read guide to counselling. It answers the questions that you would like to ask, giving you a clear idea of what to expect before you start, so giving you the confidence to go ahead.
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Concise
By Mrs P Pitchford on 26 April 2016
Very useful book. I've had a bit of counselling before and still found this very helpful. Wish I'd read it sooner.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I start work at 7am. Clients find that counselling this early sets a grounded tone for the rest of the day and leaves the evenings properly free for rest and recreation.
Supervision & training
"It seems that whatever approach or method is used, in the end it is the quality of the relationship between supervisor and counsellor that determines whether supervision is effective or not.View supervision profile