Do you need someone to talk things through with?
Are you feeling anxious or depressed?
Are you burdened by negative thoughts about the past?
Finding life difficult to cope with?
Counselling can help you to make changes for a better life.
Practising in central Guisborough, I offer 50 minute sessions of humanistic counselling, working with individuals to help them explore their feelings and to support them in considering any changes they may wish to make in order to make their lives happier and more successful.
I work at the pace of the client and provide a secure non-judgemental environment for reflection and discussion.
Sometimes a person may just want one or two sessions in order to bounce ideas of someone or have someone listen to them talk about events that have upset them. Others may feel that they need longer in order to look at aspects of their lives in more depth.
As a humanistic counsellor I believe that everyone is able to work towards controlling their lives and making good choice – we just sometimes need support.
I believe that as humans we strive for happiness, but sometimes we feel powerless. In counselling you can reflect on what it is that you feel is wrong and I can help you make decisions which will make life better.
I offer an introductory session for £35 in which I explain how I work and you talk about what is concerning you. After that session if you wish to continue we can book a second session and take it from there. All sessions are then charged at £40 each.
As I work in a person-centred way I develop a unique way of working for each client. You will never be expected to talk about things you don’t want to talk about. I will however provide structure and may make suggestions for tasks to do in the session or at home between sessions. Many people find that working creatively helps them to express themselves, I am happy to introduce art or journal work as part of the process.
I am happy to talk about anything that concerns you. I work with adults and young people.
I also offer sessions of therapeutic life coaching-free consultation available by e-mail
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling - Centre for the Advancement of Counselling, London
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Barry College
Diploma in Social Studies Cardiff University
M.A. in Social Ethics - Cardiff University
PhD in Philosophy (ethics) - Cardiff University
I am experienced at working with young people (from 11 years) and adults.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
therapy through creative writing/ journal writing
The first session is charged at £35 for 50 minutes
The following sessions are charged at £40 for 50 minutes
reductions possible for people on benefits
I am happy to include ideas for 'homework' for those who wish to work on personal growth, including worksheets, book lists etc.
For Therapeutic Life Coaching, please e-mail me for costs and details of the way I work
I can help with whatever is concerning you including:
Anxiety and stress
Loss of a pet
I HAVE WORKED AS A SCHOOL COUNSELLOR AND AM HAPPY TO WORK WITH STRESSED AND DISTRESSED YOUNG ADULTS
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
appointments available weekday afternoons, evenings and Saturday mornings
Types of client