Hello. I work with both adults and children and my aim is to take the negative associations and mystery out of counselling. I know from personal experience how difficult it can be talking to a stranger about things you may not have told anyone else.
All counsellors are different and have their own way of working. I like to think I have a realistic, down to earth approach and this is how I do it:
Our first contact will be by phone for a 30 minute assessment. From your point of view, this is to find out whether you feel comfortable with me and whether I work in a way that suits you. For me, this is to find out what your expectations are and to explain to you about confidentiality, cost, duration of sessions etc. If we decide to continue, we can discuss when, where and how often we meet.
The sessions will take place in a quiet, private room, however, I can also do home or school visits providing there is a suitable room for us to work in.
The most important aspect of counselling is the relationship between client and counsellor, if you don't trust me then how can you be honest about your thoughts and feelings? When working with children, it becomes a three-way relationship because parents/guardians can have a big impact on the efficacy of therapy.
Feel free to text, phone or email me with any questions. If I'm unavailable, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please be aware that I do not accept calls from withheld numbers.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently studying for an MSc in Integrative Counselling.
AQA Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Practice - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Humanistic
Play in Therapy
Working with Children and Young People
Developing Win-Win Relationships
Lifestyle Factors and Mental Health
Suicide, Violent Behaviour and Substance Abuse
Understanding Behaviour, Burnout and Depression
Mental Health and Illness
Alcohol and Its Effects on Health
Supporting Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse
Keep Them Safe - Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Managing Conflict and Negotiation
Alternative Dispute Resolution Perinatal Mental Illness - Challenges for Patients and Clinicians
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Three years as a counsellor at a secondary school
I was a volunteer for Worcestershire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre Helpline for 2 years.
I'm a voluntary research assistant for the Mood Disorders Research Group at the University of Worcester.
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Free initial 30 minute telephone consultation, then £40 per hour.
Reduced rates for counselling students (£25 per hour)
Home visits and evening appointments available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 8am-8pm Saturday 10am - 4pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|