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Life can become unbalanced as a result of many things e.g. relationship issues; an awkward family life; a death; changes in our career or personal circumstances as well as mental and physical health issues. Sometimes, we can face and resolve the disruptions ourselves and return to a normal life in a short space of time. At other times, it is not quite so easy, the unrest becomes more severe or lasts a very long time and can become increasingly intolerable or overwhelming.
Talking with close friends and family can be difficult at these times and many people find it a relief to to be able to talk to a caring counsellor, who can support you through what seem huge life obstacles, helping you discover new ways to cope or ways in which you can change your life.
My style of counselling puts you at the centre of all we do together showing you respect, warmth and acceptance. Whether you need to talk about your present situation, past memories or future concerns I will listen without judgement and support you to discover ways of moving through your troubling situation.
I have had counselling myself, on several occasions, and understand how hard taking the first steps towards sharing long-held personal distress can be. Beyond this I have seen for myself the rewards of counselling as it helped me to come to terms with my own life difficulties.
If you are feeling right now that you could do with a little bit of help in your life then contact me and we can discover how I can best help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Related Qualifications & CPD:
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC-L5)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4)
- Supporting People in Loss, Grief & Bereavement
- Dementia Awareness in Palliative Care
- Child Safeguarding
- Dissociation and DID
- Understanding Substance Misuse (USM –L2)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- NLP Within (Foundation Course)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
For individual counselling I charge £40 for a 1 hour session
Couples counselling is £55 for a 1 hour session.
Please ask me if you would like counselling but feel that that costs are prohibitive as there may be some flexibility around this for you. In addition, some low–cost and concessionary rate appointments are available for those on a low income and for counselling and other students.
I have been a volunteer with the Samaritans and had counselling experience with Mind, St Margaret’s Hospice and other local agencies. Outside of my client work I have run group Anger Management courses and tutored counselling students towards their own qualifications.
Originally employed in the business world I was increasingly drawn towards roles focused in training, coaching and mentoring. More recently, I have explored a number of complimentary and healing therapies and now specialise in supporting people through counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have appointments available at a number of locations in South Somerset and across the Levels during weekday day-time and early evenings. A limited number of weekend sessions are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|