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.
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, school counselling/therapy in primary and secondary schools, facilitating group work.
Experience in counselling students at university.
Experience in private practise.
Experience working for an EAP provider.
Currently running the counselling service in a primary school.
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.
£35.00 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. For example, being raised in an abusive environment and the effect this has on the individual and the family involved.
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 can deliver 'The Freedom Programme', (a 12 week programme for people who have been or are in an abusive relation), either one to one or in a group setting.
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. However,counselling can help and recent studies from the International Centre for Clinical Exellence (ICCE, www.centreforclinicalexcellence.com) showed that 80% of clients in Counselling and Therapy end up in a better place than those who don't seek help.
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