Hello and welcome to my profile, here my intention is to give you some insight into my practice, way of working and ultimately me. Thank you for reading.
Counselling should be as individual as you are so I collaborate with you to tailor therapy sessions which feel right for you. I offer a safe and confidential space within which we can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement so that together we can begin the journey towards your goals, ensuring we review our work at regular intervals.
I am trained integratively which means I draw upon several theoretical approaches to counselling as I don't subscribe to the view that one stand-alone theory can offer my clients the flexibility to work with the many presenting issues they may need support with. I also work creatively and am experienced in child play therapy, working with children from age six upwards.
I place a great emphasis on our working alliance because I believe this to be at the core of eventual change. You will find me to be empathetic, down to earth and relatable. I appreciate that the counselling process can be challenging and endeavour to create a relaxed and calm therapeutic environment. Together we can develop awareness and coping techniques that are helpful and conducive to healing.
It is my belief that everyone should have access to counselling despite their circumstances so offer affordable support and work weekends. Sessions are usually on a weekly basis, last 50 minutes and can be short term or open ended. As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework ensuring I continue to work to a standard of excellence. I have personal indemnity insurance and receive regular clinical supervision.
We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Health and Human Science
- Diploma in Health and Social Care
- Training in Play Therapy Techniques
- CPD in Trauma
- CPD in Safeguarding
- CPD in Eating Disorders
- CPD in Domestic Violence
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
£35 per session Monday-Friday
£40 per session Weekends
I offer discounts for students, please contact me for current pricing.
You are welcome to contact me for a telephone conversation about your needs and also to discuss any further questions you may want to share with me.
i usually conduct an initial telephone assessment which is free of charge and without obligation.
whether it's anxiety, relationship issues, panic attacks, bereavement or something else. You have come to the right place.
Seeking help can be a difficult decision and I want to take the opportunity to congratulate you on taking the first step on your pathway towards change.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me for current availability
Types of client