Contacting a therapist for the first time may for some people feel a scary experience. I understand that seeking support takes courage, and can feel like a very big step. Seeking to talk confidentially to another person is, in my view, a sign of self-respect and self worth.
Sometimes in life we find ourselves in situations, and experiencing feelings, which can seem impossible to move beyond. It is my belief that with the space and time to explore our depths, we can find our own way forward. I believe that every person is unique and has the capacity to change and gain new emotional insight. I believe wholeheartedly in change, and am an advocate of the change process. My aim as a therapist is to support and help people reconnect to a sense of empowerment, which can ultimately lead to change. I am personally aware of the challenges involved in breaking free of destructive and damaging patterns in order to reach potential, having been actively engaged in my own personal and professional development for some time now.
I am a professionally trained Counsellor/Psychotherapist, with experience working with people from many different social and cultural backgrounds who are experiencing a wide range of issues. I offer a non-judgemental space within which to explore your feelings, thoughts and distressing experiences.
I will never make a 'diagnosis' and inform you on what you ought to be doing. I trust that you have the potential and can reach this decision for yourself, my job is to facilitate this process with you. I will help you to identify your therapy goals and we can work towards these. Based on what you bring to therapy, I hold in mind different interventions that I might use if and when I judge it is necessary, and I feel it may benefit you further.
I am open and sincere in my approach to people, and the therapeutic space I provide is warm and comfortable.
If you have any questions about my practice or the therapy process please do get in touch. I offer a free half hour face-to-face consultation where we can discuss your needs and decide whether to begin working together. I work from my home in Felixstowe, and at the HUB in Ipswich town centre.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA in Integrative Counselling
Nov 2014 – PODs Trauma and the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation
Feb 2015 – Lighthouse Applying Protective Interventions MARAC
Mar 2015 – Creative Work with Children and Young People Workshop
Mar 2015 – Lighthouse Creative Tools Workshop
May 2015 – Theory & Application of Sandtray Therapy
Feb 2016 – Couple’s Counselling CPD
Jun 2016 – An Integrative Approach to Working with Hoarding
Jan 2017 – Personal Insights into Attachment Theory
I am currently working towards my BA in Integrative Counselling
I am currently building towards BACP Accreditation
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If there is a problem you are struggling with which has not been mentioned here, and you would like an open and honest discussion about whether we can work together, please do get in touch.
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I charge £35 for an hour-long session.
I accept bacs payment transfer in advance of a session. I accept cash/cheque.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible: I offer some evening and weekend sessions.
Types of client