Is life setting you or your family challenges and are you going through difficult times?
Do you feel that you may need some help to find answers?
I may be able to help you work through these difficulties with the skills I have accumulated over the years.
As an experienced Counsellor, I can provide a counselling/ therapy service to children, adolescents and adults.
My model of counselling is psychodynamic, person centred or creative, depending on the need and issues presented. My work is strongly influenced by attachement therapy.
I am interested in how people's lives have been affected by their main carers, their environment and how this has impacted on their lives.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to its ethical framework for good practice and psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Counselling (2005)
Post Qualifying Diploma in counselling children and young people (2008)
Also hold an NNEB diploma in childcare (1995)
'Cruse' bereavement counsellor
'Cruse' bereavement supervisor
Experience in: supervision, assessment of clients, bereavement work,facilitating bereavement training, Experience running a school counselling service in primary schools and facilitating group work.
Experience in counselling students at secondary school level and at university.
Experience in private practice.
Experience working for an EAP provider.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My work is highly influenced by attachment theory, the implications of attachment and how these may manifest in life.
£30.00 per session (students)
£40.00 per session.
£50.00 per session (home visit).
Before becoming a Counsellor I spent several years as an NNEB (Nursery Nurse) which gave me a good understanding of child development. This also helped me see wider issues between child and parent/carer.
I do have a special interest in attachment issues and the impact of childhood.
I have experience working with clients who find the transition into parenthood difficult, due to Post Natal Depression.
I attend regular training days to add to my knowledge and to keep me up to date with the latest developments, especially neuro science.
I have attended ;"The Freedom Training Programme" and am able to take clients through the 12 week programme.
I offer short-term or long-term sessions, depending on need and preferences.
I hold an enhanced DBS (previous CRB).
I understand that clients will benefit differently from their counselling experience, depending on the issues presented.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, every year in the UK 70 million workdays are lost due to mental illness, including anxiety, depression and stress related conditions. This means mental illness is the leading cause of sickness and absence from work.
From what my clients have told me over the years is that they have greatly benefitted from the ability to talk to someone who is objective and non judgemental. This ability to share their stories in a safe space has enabled them to come out of isolation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available. Can offer weekend slots.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Qualified Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor.View supervision profile