I have wealth of experience helping people through trying times in both their personal and professional worlds. 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 the symptoms become too severe or last a very long time and become increasingly intolerable or overwhelming.
It is not always easy, in troubling times, to share how you feel with close friends and family and many people find it a relief to talk to a professional counsellor, someone who is trained to listen, who can support you through what seem huge life obstacles and 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, for whatever reason, that you need help in your life then please contact me and we can find out 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
- Workshop in How to Teach Understanding Substance Misuse (USM –L2)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- NLP Within (Foundation Course)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
For individual counselling I charge £45 for a 1 hour session
Couples counselling is £65 for a 1 hour session.
Please ask me if you would like counselling but feel that that costs are prohibitive as there may be ways we can make things affordable 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.
In addition to private counselling work I have been a volunteer with the Samaritans and had counselling experience with Mind, St Margaret’s Hospice and other local agencies. Outside of client work I have run group Anger Management courses and tutored counselling students towards their own qualifications.
I was originally employed in the business world where my career developed more and more into roles focused in training, coaching and mentoring. More recently, I have explored a number of complimentary and healing therapies and eventually was drawn towards the world of counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have appointments available during weekday day-time and early evenings. A limited number of weekend sessions are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|