01634 318378 / 07729 306624
Rates can be negotiated subject to financial status as I believe everybody should be able to afford counselling. I have fifteen years experience of working with mental health issues with a further eight years of working in substance misuse. I have several years experience of counselling in different settings including a GP practice.I have experience of working with different age groups from different walks of life and I treat each person as an individual and offer a safe place for a person to feel they can explore and work through issues without judgement, in confidence, with empathy and warmth.
Finding the right counsellor can be daunting and it is important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you have chosen and be able to build a therapeutic relationship.
The first session will be an assessment of your needs and expectations. During this session I will ask you about your reasons for coming to counselling, if you have been to counselling before and if so, how that experience was for you. I will go through the counselling agreement which includes confidentiality, frequency and length of sessions, arrangements for cancellation and the BACP code of ethics. You will be able to ask questions about the counselling process. You may wish to go away to decide if you would like to work with me and contact me later to arrange session or you may decide to begin straight away and make this your first counselling session with me.
I believe that everyone has true potential ,strength and knowledge about themselves but at times may feel this is understanding is not present and may find life difficult. Counselling can offer a safe place to talk and explore your concerns and life's demands without advice, blame or judgement.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in therapeutic counselling ,Registered with the BACP
Cert university of Canterbury substance misuse management
Cert level 2 in Understanding substance misuse
Cert level 3 Grief and bereavement counselling
Cert level 3 Transactional analysis
Cert level 2 Gestalt therapy
Cert level 2 Rogerian therapy
Mental health foundation
Cert Level 3 counselling skills for working with children(foundation)
CBT essentials level 2
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
My fee start from £20-00 according to financial status.
I work with Addiction, Anxiety,Bereavement and loss, Depression, General counselling, Self esteem, Self harm, Stress, Sexuality.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytimes, early evening and Saturday morning sessions
Types of client