I have over 15 years experience working with clients in charity settings and in private practice.
Often people come as a last resort, in crisis and I see their relief at having found their courage to start addressing their concerns. Sometimes we start working on managing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use or relationship difficulties so that these can be less disabling. At other times, clients want to address the underlying issues that these can be a symptom of. This might be short term, so we are more focused on working through a particular issue, or longer term when working through multiple issues. Insight, awareness and change can take time to develop if many issues are felt to be overwhelming. We work out the approach together so that therapy works best for you.
I work from an integrative approach, so I draw on the humanistic, psychotherapeutic and cognitive-behavioural ideas I think will be most helpful to you. This informs my understanding of how we experience anxiety, stress, depression, low self esteem or low self worth and how to address them. And of course I've learnt so much from my clients about what can work and what doesn't.
I am approachable and transparent about how I work and how I think I can help you. My practice is LGBT affirmative and I am also a qualified and experience clinical supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG. Dip. Humanistic Counselling
- PG. Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy
- PG. Dip Integrative Supervision
I have extensive experience assisting clients to work through a range of life issues, including relationship and interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depression, self harm, hopelessness & suicidal ideation, bereavement; internal conflicts such as low self confidence, self esteem and feelings of self worth and sexual identity. I have specific background specialising in working with young people, visual impairment and substance use for a number of charitable organisations while in the role of clinical/counselling manager.
I also have substantial experience working with supervisees in organisational settings (especially those in training) and in private practice as well as non-counselling professionals in helping/supporting roles with clients.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Disability, including visual impairment
My standard therapy fee is £60 for a 50 minute session. I also offer a sliding scale from £45 which can be discussed during the referral conversation or at the initial appointment.
My supervision fee for organisations is £55.00 and £50.00 for individuals.
I primarily offer evening appointments from Tuesday through Thursday, with some daytime appointments also possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday-Thursday evenings and some daytime appointments
Supervision & training
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