9 Garth Grove
Hello. If you’re reading this you may have plenty going on in your life and as such some straightforward information may be helpful to start with. See how you feel after reading the following introduction and if something connects with you and you’d like to get in touch, I’m here to listen and support as best I can. Alternatively, you can view my web site www.healingdoorway.com for additional information about my therapeutic services and the different ways they can be accessed.
I provide short and long-term counselling & psychotherapy that can be accessed either within a private, purpose built counselling room, through ‘Walking & Talking’ outdoors amongst nature (with or without my dog) or through my eCounselling service via Skype, email or SMS text.
I won’t baffle you with a list of different therapeutic ways in which we could work. What’s important is meeting your needs within our sessions together and that I’m professionally qualified and registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
I’m experienced in working with children, young people and adults and previous clients have said that they experience my approach as accepting, down to earth, non-judgmental, safe and helpful.
Working together, we can talk about what’s happening in your life, explore any options and changes you might want to make, what might need to happen for you to feel more empowered to do this and some ways to support and promote your ongoing emotional health and well-being. Within my private counselling room I’ve got a range of art and play materials that can be used within your sessions should you choose.
Walking and talking therapy
‘Walking and Talking’ therapy is just like it sounds. We are both outside, amongst nature, comfortably walking during therapy. The ‘Walk and Talk’ therapy sessions are held within a designated Forest Park Nature Reserve which is open all year round, has free parking and a large network of well-maintained flat and undulating pathways and forest tracks to choose from, all discreetly situated within a mixed cover of woodland, meadow and heathland extending over an area of 450 acres. I've been accessing the forest park for over 40 years and have extensive knowledge of the area, its pathways and seating to ensure your needs are safely, confidentially and discreetly maintained. These sessions can be complimented with indoor therapy room sessions offering you a choice of either indoor or outdoor therapeutic settings.
I try and offer as many ways of communicating as possible so that you’re in control of how you want to work. eCounselling is a discreet, easily accessible and convenient on-line counselling service. You don’t need a lot of experience with computers, tablets, smartphones or the internet to use the eCounselling service. This discreet and confidential approach to counselling is suitable for anyone who doesn’t want to work face to face with a therapist and can be helpful for people who have difficulty travelling to appointments; maybe due to distance, mobility difficulties, anxiety issues, childcare commitments, work commitments etc. or who prefer the anonymity this approach offers.
As a Registered Member of the BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in counselling and psychotherapy and as such I’m insured and receive regular professional supervision.
It’s important we both feel comfortable with each other and if you would like to contact me, we can talk about what brings you to counselling and what you hope to achieve. I’ll answer as best I can any questions you may have ‘about me’ and we can decide if working together is going to be helpful for you. I can be contacted confidentially and without obligation, via SMS text, email or mobile to discuss what you would like to do next.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PgDip (Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy) from York St John University
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Leeds Safeguarding Children Board trained
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASSIST)
- Self-harm intervention skills
- ChildLine Counsellor
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Each session is £40 and lasts 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client