47 Cheap Street
There are times when it can feel hard to talk to friends or family members and when it can be very helpful to speak to a professional who is not involved in your day-to-day life. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental relationship where we can think together about whatever is troubling you.
I am an experienced counsellor and have worked for charitable organisations and in private practice, where I have successfully helped people struggling with issues including bereavement, difficulties with family relationships, anxiety, depression and work stress.
My way of working is to be led by you and what you wish to discuss in your sessions. My training means that in addition to thinking with you about present difficulties I can help you consider possible causes of problems. Sometimes we are unknowingly repeating patterns which may be making things more difficult in our relationships with family, friends or colleagues. Situations may cause us stress and we might not fully understand why; I can help you understand yourself more. I believe that having greater insight into ourselves offers us the chance to bring positive changes to areas of life that may be making us unhappy.
Getting in touch
You can give me a call, email or get in touch through my website.
I will get back to you within 24 hours and we can arrange a time to meet for a first session. This will be an opportunity for you to tell me about your reasons for seeking counselling and to see how you feel about talking to me.
I offer an initial session at the reduced rate of £30. If we are happy to carry on working together after this session we will arrange a regular time to meet each week.
I charge £50 for a regular weekly session, which will last for 50 minutes.
I work at a practice in the centre of Newbury which is a few minutes walk from the train station and has plenty of parking close by. The clinic has three consulting rooms which are all comfortable, quiet and private. There is also a waiting area if you arrive early.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling following four years of training accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and validated by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
I also undertake regular workshops and professional supervision.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership no. 827936) and follow the ethical guidelines of this professional body.
I have worked in the voluntary sector, for charitable organisations and in private practice, seeing clients in both long and short term relationships. I work with people aged 18 and over and have experience with a wide range of individuals from young adults through to elderly clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £30 for an introductory session. This will last between 50 and 75 minutes and is a chance for us to explore your reasons for seeking counselling.
If we decide to work together we will arrange a time for regular weekly sessions which will last for 50 minutes. I charge £50 for these sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client