I am a fully qualified counsellor and have spent the past 15 years working with clients aged between 6-80 on a wide range of issues, including domestic abuse, stress and anxiety, self harm, eating disorders, bereavement and relationship issues.
I work from a person centred theory base using interventions from other theory bases as appropriate. I work individually with every client acknowledging that everyone is unique. I do not tell clients what to do but work with them to explore options and the consequences of these. I offer a warm, professional, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental service which I believe enables clients to explore issues and situations which are affecting their lives, and to make changes that will help them to improve their emotional health.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications - Counselling level 1, Counselling level 2 (skills), Counselling level 3- diploma in Counselling, Advanced certificate in stress and anxiety management,Advanced certificate in counselling young people, Degree in Psychology (Bsc 2:1), and a city and guilds certificate in working with parents and families.
I have attended many training sessions around safeguarding , domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect, sexual exploitation and mental health.
I have experience in working with a wide range of people on a diverse range of issues. My specialisms include the affects of domestic abuse, anxiety and depression, self harm, eating disorders, relationship issues, bullying and bereavement. I also have experience in facilitating group work and in providing supervision to counsellors and other professionals.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I offer a free 1/2 hour initial consultation session, after which subsequent sessions are charged at £35 per session (50 minutes).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday , Tuesday and Friday -daytime and evenings. Saturday morning.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|