Office Suite Number 7
Poplar Road Office Suites
As a Counsellor I have the privilege of supporting clients through their journeys of self discovery. In addition to voluntary work as a counsellor in the mental health sector, I am also working with a local Systemic Family Therapy Team, so use a number of approaches to therapy, person-centred, and/or CBT or focused brief therapy. In addition I am available to clients who are seeking counselling privately. Areas of particular interest to me are identity and gender identity, self-esteem, depression and anxiety, recovery from abuse, anger/hurt situations and relationships.
I work at a number of different venues in Grimsby and the surrounding area, depending on the needs of clients. These venues are accessible by public transport, and have on-street or public car parking nearby.
I also offer:
- Anger self-management, aimed at helping clients to find ways to resolve their anger.
- Emotional and mental relaxation through guided visualisation and/or meditation.
- Reiki healing - please note I do not offer this as part of counselling, but as a separate service.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (Hons) practising degree in Counselling Studies, qualifying in 2012, and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also continuing my studies in Transactional Analysis, Systemic Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Whilst this was a career change for me, having previously worked in administration, I have been involved with support and advice work on a voluntary basis for over 30 years.
I have professional experience with a diverse number of issues, including bereavement, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse (from childhood), sexual abuse as adults, emotional abuse, and the effects of other physical abuse in adulthood; employment problems, parenting difficulties, self-esteem and self-confidence issues, self-harming, guilt and complicated bereavement, sexuality, gender identity and dysphoria. My placement experience was with Gendershift and two General Practitioner Surgeries and I continue to work at MIND in a voluntary capacity as well as with the Family Therapy Team at NAViGO.
I have personal experience of most of the life events and losses that can cause distress. I am able to understand and be with the pain of others, and provide temporary support whilst a client regains their confidence in life. I also believe that all clients already have the wisdom and ability to be the best people they can be, My part, then, is to help them to rediscover the path to that wisdom.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transgender, Transsexual, Transvestite, Gender Identity, FTM, MTF, F2M, M2F, trans man, trans woman, sexuality
£30.00 per hour for individuals (reductions available for students and low income)
£40.00 per hour for couples
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday. Evenings and weekends by arrangement.
Types of client