36 Old Forge Road
I am a person centred counsellor with experience of working with adults, children and young people. I have considerable experience of working with people who self-harm and experience feelings of low self worth and self-esteem.
Life can be hard; as human beings we are challenged by events and experiences which can leave us feeling vulnerable, frustrated, angry, sad, anxious or depressed. Trying to make sense of what is happening or what has happened in our lives can feel confusing and at times overwhelming.
My role is to support your personal exploration and discovery in a safe and entirely non-judgemental way. I won't give advice or tell you what to do but I can help you to consider different options, make choices, help rediscover your identity and ultimately learn to accept yourself as you are and to live more at peace with yourself and others. I will help you work towards finding an understanding of what has or is still happening to you and how this is affecting you and your relationships with others.
"Peace - it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." (Unknown)
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as my private practice I have experience working in a wide range of settings including a women's charity, which aims to transform the lives of girls, women and their families in overcoming disadvantage, inequality, poverty and abuse. I have also worked in primary and secondary schools for the last ten years supporting children and young people through current and historical trauma, developing resilience and encouraging potential which may have become lost along the way
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; I am also trained in coaching and mentoring. I am currently researching and developing a cyber counselling opportunity for individuals who are unable to travel or prefer virtual communication.
I am studying for my Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision qualification.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difficulties specifically associated with young people - disaffection from school, peer pressures, self harm, cyber bullying, drugs and alcohol, arguments with parents/siblings, separation from mum or dad, step parents/siblings, relationships and sexuality.
I offer an introductory session at half the usual session rate in which we can discuss your needs and what I am able to offer, after this there is no obligation to continue if you feel that I'm not the right person to support you.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and I charge a flat rate of £40 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me to arrange a suitable appointment time.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|