I have been working as an integratively trained counsellor/therapist since 2007. Through the use of different approaches we can work together to help you begin to feel more in control and comfortable about whatever situation or difficulty is challenging you - whether that is something that happened (historical), is happening (in the now), or is something that you are worried or anxious about that might happen
I offer long and short term work, and use a solution focussed, coaching style incorporating mindfulness and experiential methods, creativity, and the natural environment, as well as traditional talking therapy. I have worked with children and young people, adult individuals and families in both private practice and the public sector.
I have previously worked as a supervisor for Macmillan volunteers, as a counsellor with Mosaic Family Support (a Dorset charity supporting bereaved children and their families), and for 3.5 years ran and managed a busy counselling service in a secondary school.
Currently I run a private practice in West Dorset, and work for Relate Dorset (as a children and young people and individuals therapist). I am also a partnership therapist for The Living Tree - a local self-help support group and charity supporting people who have experienced cancer, and for their families/carers - http://www.thelivingtree.org.uk/
I am a sensitive and compassionate person, and I am passionate about and committed to enabling people achieve their best through developing a more positive relationship with themselves and other people in their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
I have also attended many 1 and 2 day professional training courses in a number of areas including:
- mindfulness based stress reduction;
- sexual abuse awareness;
- child protection and safeguarding;
- child development and child psychology;
- domestic violence awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Sessions last for one hour and usually take place at the same time each week.
Individual sessions £35.00
Family sessions £50
Reduced fees can be discussed depending on your circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Various daytime and evening sessions available - please contact me to discuss.
Types of client