All people at some stage need to take a step back from the trials of life, whether its a sudden traumatic event or a long term issue. Counselling offers a place to be heard, seen, listened to and supported. A safe and confidential environment helps clients to talk about issues which may be too big to tackle with friends, family or at home. A counsellor is completely removed from your situation and therefore does not have a hidden agenda or a biased view of your circumstances. Sometimes there just isn't time or space in hectic day-to-day living to slow down, reevaluate and talk in an environment where you will be listened to.
Are you seeking gentle, professional and supportive counselling? My framework stems from Client Centred Therapy and has developed into an Integrative Approach - offering a variety of ways that we can work together to get the most out of therapy for you. My influences are Attachment theory, Object Relations, Body Psychotherapy and Existentialism. I offer a reliable, discreet and professional service. Basepoint offers a professional and anonymous therapy setting. I started my counselling training in 2008, prior to which I worked in a variety of mental health roles within the NHS. I have been passionate about and interested in counselling and psychological well-being since 1999.
I have been working with clients in private practice since 2011. I continue to train, expand my knowledge and undergo regular Continued Professional Development. I see adult clients aged 18+ and have worked with clients of all ages from those in their teens to those in their eighties. Counselling can be an incredible experience and its important to find the right therapist, I am happy to have a chat on the phone before booking the first session so that you get a feel for me before we meet. Taking the first steps to looking after ourselves is always hard, but the life long benefits to balancing our stress and feeling less isolated and alone in our thoughts can be profound and life changing.
Not everyone can physically travel to attend sessions, I offer Skype counselling which can be used during illness and accidents or can encapsulate the entire counselling process. So much of communication is non verbal that I do not offer telephone counselling as a matter of course, because body language and facial expressions are completely lost, Skype counselling offers a brilliant substitute when meeting face to face is not possible.
Counselling Services :
Anxiety Counselling - moving towards positive change/a more balanced state of being in all areas of life.
Body Psychotherapy including Body Dysmorphia, Eating Disorders and Body Modification.
General Counselling - please contact me to discuss your needs and we can move forward from that point together.
Restricted Growth and Dwarfism is an area of personal interest and my counselling room can be made comfortable to meet your needs.
Sexuality Counselling including LGBT+ Affirmative Counselling.
Stress Counselling including solution focused counselling for life, relationship and work stress.
Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse - including 2 years experience with Survivors In Transition.
Tel: 07830366849 - 24 hour answerphone (I welcome text enquiries)
Skype: Session can be arranged via Skype, please contact me to discuss
Training, qualifications & experience
2008 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills – Chrysalis Accredited Professional Therapy Training, Accredited Training by the Royal College of Nursing
2009 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Chrysalis Accredited Professional Therapy Training
2012-2014 Integrative Counselling FdA Degree - University Campus Suffolk - Merit
2015 Integrative Counselling Bachelor of Arts with Honours - University Campus Suffolk - 2.1
I am a registered member of the BACP.
I develop my professional expertise with regular professional training and development alongside professional research.
I hold experience in a wide diversity of client work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Lesbian counselling, LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Plus) issues.
Restricted Growth and Dwarfism.
Disability, including Hypermobility and early onset Arthritis.
Individual Counselling £45.00 per hour (including consultation appointments).
Reduced fees of £35.00 are available for students and those on low income.
Basepoint offers disabled access, my counselling room is based on the ground floor. There is a large car park directly onsite which is free and has disabled parking spaces and good building access. Basepoint is easily accessed from Ipswich, East Suffolk and is close to the A14.
If you are unable to attend my practice due to transport limitations or health problems I also offer a skype counselling service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available on Mondays and Saturdays only. I work in another professional setting Tuesday-Friday, there may be a delay in my reply if contacting me then.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|