Together we can sort through the stress, anxiety, depression, pain, sadness, hurt, trauma, loss, confusion, relationship difficulties, suffering or whatever you need to, to help you gain empowering self insight.
I will not judge, lead or advise you. I will support you in building your own understanding of yourself and your situation which may help you discover the strength within you to confidently make decisions in your life and changes in your outlook. Talking to someone who is separate from your own life can be incredibly helpful.
As a Counsellor I am to this day, frequently amazed and humbled by the positive results experienced by the people I have worked with. I truly believe the answers and the strength is inside you, but this can become lost along the way. I hope together we can rediscover it. I have also worked with many people who have had negative experiences with counselling in the past, yet despite this, have been able to work with myself with amazing results.
If you feel it's time to start moving forward to a better Next Chapter, contact me and let's get started.
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am also a qualified Counselling Lecturer, working part-time at a large local college, training future counsellors. I consider myself a 'natural counsellor' in that when I began my training, I realised my life experiences and character meant I was naturally very well suited to the profession.
I have had some difficult experiences in my life, largely around my health, and I have needed to gain support to help me get through them. I consider that without the support I may not feel as resilient and capable as I do now. I realise now that putting on a brave face and 'pressing on' isn't always the best option. I found the more I ignored and the more I 'Kept Calm and Carried On' the more burdened and distant I felt from my life.
I sometimes think about how I and others like me handle life's challenges. We might have a glass of wine, buy something new, take more shifts at work, or find other distractions or ways of coping. I wonder if you are thinking it's time to address 'the root of the problem', rather than finding ways to make it feel better which aren't actually addressing the real issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Next Chapter Counselling established in Jan 2014. Counselling individuals on a one to one basis suffering with a wide variety of issues from relationship issues, abuse and bereavement to depression and anxiety.
Batley Self Help Depression Group Charity Jan 2012-June 2013. Counselling individuals who suffered with abuse, trauma and depression.
Post Graduate Certificate in Education July 2015 Qualified Lecturer status to enable me to teach Counselling to adults.
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Counselling 2011-2013. Qualified Person Centred Counsellor Status.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
I charge £20 for an initial session which includes an initial assessment and contracting, this usually lasts up to 50 minutes.
I charge £35 for a 50 minute session thereafter. These are generally held on a weekly basis and we will review progress at regular intervals.
Please give me a call or send a text to 07583920282.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability during daytimes, evenings and weekends subject to available appointments. Each week we will aim to arrange sessions to fit around your current commitments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|