I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor, and a member of the BACP. My theory is a relationship model so this means that the therapeutic process happens within the relationship between the counselor and the client. People need contact and when this contact is achieved people begin to talk and explore. painful experiences. Most people want to be really heard and accepted for who they truly are. This is where the healing process begins.
Life can be stressful or difficult at certain times in our lives.Sometimes our problems at home or work can build up and begin to affect our health and our capacity to do the things we normally do and enjoy. This can lead to a feeling of being stuck or overwhelmed with life.
Being heard and acknowledged as a person for who they are, there and then is a very healing process in its self. Having someone there to listen and validate our experiences of life with a non judgmental ear can help untangle painful feelings and thoughts that keep us stuck . This feeling of stuckness can affect our relationships and can sometimes leave us feeling confused and baffled.
Having someone to go to on a weekly basis can be of real value and help to anybody who is at a point in their life where perhaps things are not making sense or they are struggling with overwhelming circumstances in their lives. This could be for example, anxiety, depression,addictions, relationship problems or trauma.
Through my training I aim to offer a safe and confidential space to allow this process to begin. The work will allow you to discover new insights about yourself and with this knowledge you are able to change the old into something more fitting for you, enabling you to have a more fulfilling life.
I believe contact within the therapeutic relationship is key to the healing process and through this contact the peeling back of the layers can begin. I am here to assist that process with empathy,acceptance and a willingness to be involved.
Within my private counselling practice I work with many kinds of presenting problems such as anxiety(including generalized anxiety disorder), depression,work related problems,relationship difficulties, abuse, such as sexual, physical or emotional and addiction.
I currently also work as a therapeutic counselor in a residential treatment center for women recovering from substance misuse and domestic violence.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a Practitioner in Substance Misuse and I have worked with women for several years who have suffered from traumatic backgrounds such as abuse and substance misuse. This is within a residential treatment facility.
I have worked within the NHS counselling employees.
I also work within a sexual violence facility which is run by the NHS. I counsel victims of sexual violence with acute symptoms. I also counsel historic victims of sexual violence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Please feel free to phone me to arrange an appointment.
I charge £40 for an hour of therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Fridays or evenings if on Skype or telephone.
Types of client