I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with over ten years counselling experience. My background includes counselling in GP surgeries, probation and prisons, and in private practice, with adults and young people.
Over the years I have worked with clients who have presented a wide variety of personal issues including stress, anxiety and/or panic attacks, social phobia, anger, depression, LGBT issues, bereavement and loss, relationships, drugs/alcohol, addictions, sexuality, self harm, domestic violence, suicidal feelings, childhood issues, abuse, exams, mental health problems, workplace problems, redundancy and low self esteem.
I have worked with many clients who would like to explore and understand their anger, and wish to develop strategies to control it. I have a particular interest in this subject, how anger shows itself, and how it can affect day to life, especially within families and relationships.
It may be that you feel that you have come to a crossroads in your life, or are feeling under pressure and need some support in order to help you see things more clearly and identify ways forward. I offer a safe, supportive, confidential environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged.
The basis of my work is Person-Centred, which means I offer empathy, honesty, and unconditional positive regard at all times. I also use Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioural therapies which are more short term and are more suitable should you require a more short term “here and now” approach. I am also able to work more deeply with clients who may wish to explore issues from the past, or to help you work through and resolve feelings that may stem from childhood and may be getting in the way of you moving forward in your life.
Counselling can be challenging but also rewarding and empowering, and it is important that you find a counsellor that you feel comfortable working with. Bearing this in mind, feel to contact me by telephone or email without obligation if you have any questions about the therapy. I am approachable, warm and genuine, and I offer a down to earth approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited course)
Introduction to Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Advancing Skills in Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Working with Clients who Self Harm
Working with Trauma and Sexual Abuse
TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
Coaching for Success
Accredited Tutor for Cognitive Behavioural Programmes.
Diploma in Casework/Counselling Supervision.
Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have been working as a counsellor since 2000, working with the wide variety of issues as mentioned above. My probation background includes working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and victims of violent crimes. I am also experienced in working with young people who have become involved in the criminal justice system, and with young people who self harm.
I have recently completed a certificate in Essentials in Gender and Sexual Diversities with Pink Therapy. This course has developed and enhanced my work with clients who are exploring issues around gender or who might identify as non-binary, and/or clients who are exploring their sexuality or who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
My fees are £35 - £40 per one hour session.
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Types of client