Talking with an experienced professional, who is not a family member or friend, can help people understand the causes of their unhappiness, distress and pain.
Maybe you are struggling with relationships issues, anxiety is stopping you from living or you are stuck in depression. Maybe life feels confusing, you are unable to make sense of it and of your self. People come for many reasons. Being able to link feelings to patterns of behaviour which affect our relationships can enable us to make the changes we need to make and to move on with our lives.
I provide a safe and solid space for people to explore themselves and their difficulties in. I have a non judgemental, accepting and empathic nature. I believe this assists others in feeling comfortable with me, enabling a trusting and congruent relationship to develop.
I am very aware how daunting and frightening it can be when people make the decision to start counselling. I believe the key to successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I therefore consider that finding the right counsellor for you is of upmost importance. For this reason I do not charge for the initial meeting as this is for you to decide if you would like to work with me.
Through the client-therapist relationship people gain a greater understanding of themselves, increasing self esteem and confidence. This gives people the ability to have trust in themselves, make their own choices and find their own answers.
I have a lot of experience working with young people, working as a school counsellor and also as a Family and Parent Practitioner within a secondary school. Working one to one at this complex time can prove invaluable, and also really go a long way in preventing problems compounding later on in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
I have experience in working with a diverse range of mental health issues, working with people between the ages of 13 and 84. I have worked as a School Counsellor, as a Family and Parent Practitioner and worked within a Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation centre.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My standard fee for a 50 minute session is £35.00. I am happy to discuss a lower fee if your financial circumstances will not allow this. Please do not be afraid to approach me if this applies to you.
I do not charge for the initial session during which you decide whether I am the right person for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer day time and evening appointments where available
Types of client