Great Yarmouth Community Trust
The Priory Centre
I am a supportive, empathic and qualified Person-centred counsellor, interested in trauma, emotional healing, overcoming anxious thinking and self-empowerment. Providing counselling in Central Norwich and Great Yarmouth
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work with individuals of all ages encouraging participation through creating a safe, secure, confidential and non-judgmental environment. Allowing individuals to explore naturally with a person-centred focus of confidence and development, offering emotional support through active listening, genuine empathy and positive regard.
Working with a wide range of issues, including:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Bereavement and loss
- Feelings of shame and remorse
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Work related stress
- Overcoming anxious thinking
Years ago becoming a counsellor was not my intended career, with my original background being in the TV and Fashion industry, unbeknown to me during this stage of my life I was experiencing an environment that was to become detrimental to my mental health. My concern of being judged and not living up to others expectations left me feeling extremely isolated. I was too ashamed to admit my emotional suffering and I kept this inside and slowly became more and more depressed. Believing that the poor conditions of worth I put upon myself from my school years plagued with dyslexia fuelled my downward spiral of negative self-thinking and depression, this lead me to losing my self and way for some time, until many years later I found an environment safe enough to break my silence.
Later on in life I became frustrated with the lack of understanding and care that is available to people who are suffering inside and decided that I wanted to help make a difference to others who were suffering emotionally and wanted help, and decided to develope skills of communicating with people in need of emotional support and complex needs.
Becoming a counsellor has opened me up to deep and wonderful values. I understand now that feelings do not need to be avoided or feared, they are part of who we are and that they have a huge impact on how we see ourselves, our life and others.
I feel it is not only my experience in life that drives me to wanting to help support people overcome emotionally difficult times, but a genuine sense of being human and wanting to meet people on their level of experiencing with realness and transparency. I believe that all people are creative and that given the right circumstances, everyone can find their way.
Above all my training my ethos is the belief that everybody carries within them their own inner wisdom, an innate ability to self-empower and it is my hope that through counselling you will be supported and held towards finding a greater self-understanding and self-awareness that will lead you to a greater sense of well-being, freedom and autonomy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons Degree in person-centred counselling
Experience of counselling clients with various levels of anxiety, depression, self-harm, shame and low confidence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- 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
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Sessions and fees
To arrange an initial meeting please contact me by phone or email. The most immediate way of contacting me is by text. Please remember to include your name and contact details.
Sessions costs range between £45 and £60, for couples counselling, and there are some reduced fee sessions available for clients who are financially challenged. Sessions are 50 minutes long. It is important to value your therapy and make a commitment to your progress. I have a 72 hour cancellation policy.
Each therapy is tailored to the individual, our first meeting is a chance for us to talk about the issues that are of concern to you and to assess if I can help you. We usually know very early whether the therapy will be of use and help you. I always recommend that you trust your instinct. We can then arrange a schedule which works. You are free to decide whether you would like to proceed with counselling and there is no obligation to continue after this first meeting.
You are free to end therapy whenever you choose. I suggest that we discuss the ending and plan our last session, as it is beneficial to dedicate a good session or two to the ending of our counselling sessions. That way we can get an overview of what we have achieved and what endings represent to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|