I am an experienced Accredited Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience. I have worked in the NHS, Children’s Centres, the Voluntary Sector and private practice. I work with people with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, perinatal illness, bereavement, relationship problems, domestic and childhood abuse.
I see people of all age groups, from teenagers to older people. I usually work with clients on an individual basis but also offer group work when sufficient referrals allow.
As an Integrative Therapist I am able to offer a variety of psychological therapies dependent on client need. Both brief and longer-term therapies are offered, with long-term person-centred work being available for those who have complex and enduring needs. Cognitive behavioural therapy is used either as a shorter intervention, if appropriate, or as part of longer-term work.
I aim to provide a safe space where individuals can be deeply heard, understood and valued. Under these conditions, clients can start to explore and understand themselves better, which in turn provides insights into how they might make positive changes in their lives.
I offer a high quality, flexible and confidential service which people can use without fear of stigma and judgement. I adhere to the principles, aims and ethics of my profession and my professional body.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained as a Registered Nurse, then worked as a Paediatric Nurse before training to be a Health Visitor and working as a Specialist Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Young People.
As a health visitor, I developed a specific interest in Perinatal Mental Health and did further training in this field. Following completion of my Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling Practice in 2005 and my Master’s Degree in 2006, I have worked as a counsellor in a Women’s Centre, a local voluntary counselling agency, Children’s Centres and private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My fee is £50 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions.
Types of client