I have been counselling since 1997 working with both adults and young people. I work in Beautiful Dorset in both Bridport and Dorchester.
I will offer you a confidential and safe space where you can relax and talk through your worries. I will not judge you or criticise you, I will give you all the time you need to build a relationship with me, where you can feel safe to disclose anything that stops you from living your life. I will not give you advice, but will help you to gain insight into your feelings and behaviour. We will discover ways to help you to cope with your life as it is now, to look forwards into the future at how you would like your life to be and to reach decisions you are happy with.
I have recently started doing more brief solution focused therapy and am really enjoying seeing the rapid positive changes in my clients. I like to work with my clients on finding new goals and ways to move on to a brighter future. We cannot change the past, but we can decide what we want to be in our future. We all need a dream; without something positive to focus on we often tend to focus on what has gone wrong and what could go wrong and instead of working towards a positive goal we stay locked in the past. I usually ask my clients what they would like to be better or different after 6 sessions, after the six sessions we can end there or reassess and continue if the client feels they need to.
I am fully committed to my clients, I am passionate about my work and I love to see people happy as a result of time spent on themselves. I am a mother and a grandmother and have suffered with illness since I was 17 years old. I have worked hard to achieve the level of health and happiness I now have and I am committed to sharing that with others and using the therapies and wisdom I have gained over the years.
I have other skills I can use in my sessions if it seems appropriate and my client welcomes this. For example I like to use the Bach Flower Remedies to support my clients through emotional changes.
I am passionate about my work and I enjoy watching my clients grow in confidence and becoming happier in their daily lives.
As well as working face to face I also offer telephone counselling and Skype Counselling
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in therapeutic counselling with over 18 years experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Bach Flower Remedy practitioner
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
£45 per 50 min session in Dorchester
£40 per 50 min session in Bridport
£40 for Skype or telephone counselling
I also offer reduced fees for those on a low wage
on line counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 10-1pm Bridport . Tuesday 10-1pm Dorchester. Wednesday and Thursday 2pm-6pm Bridport. Monday & Friday days & evenings by phone and Skype.