17 Chepstow Close
Things happen in life, which can leave us feeling insecure, out of control, depressed, 'stuck', alone, and other things too. You may have felt like you needed to stay strong, keep going or just keep busy in the hope that things will change and get better. I really understand this and sometimes, we need something more. I am passionate about helping people become who and what they want to be or simply get back to how they used to be.
Counselling and psychotherapy provides an empathic, non-judgemental, safe environment for people to explore their problems and issues. Counselling is about working together to help you find your own way through your difficulties. Clients often say they like having someone to talk to who is completely impartial and separate from their outside life. This means you have the freedom to talk about and make the changes that are right for you.
Examples of issues clients often bring are: stress; anxiety; depression; low mood; relationship issues of all kinds; bereavement; grief; self-esteem; confidence, abuse and trauma. I also work with clients who can't put their finger on the problem and just want to feel better.
Clients may contact me saying:
“My constant negative thinking is spiralling out of control”
“Work is stressing me out so much, I can’t cope”
“I can’t trust my partner anymore”
“I have not dealt with issues from a previous relationship and this is affecting my current one”
“I have problems socialising, my anxiety stops me going out”
“I’ve suffered a bereavement and I can’t seem to get over it”
“I’ve had a miscarriage and am struggling to deal with my emotions”
“I feel depressed and low most of the time and don’t know what to do”
“I had a traumatic experience and feel stuck and unable to move on”
I offer face-to-face counselling in Chippenham, Wiltshire. Sessions are usually 1hr long and can be spaced apart depending on your needs. Because this is your time and at your pace, we have the freedom to move in the direction that is right for you and for where you want to get to.
I work in an intuitive and empathic way, giving you the time and space to explore your problems, working with you to find your own solutions. I provide a safe and supportive environment for you to grow and understand yourself at a deeper level. My approach is an integrative one with its basis around transactional analysis, person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural therapies.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society and hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In addition I have completed the following training:
Foundation certificate in Transactional Analysis
INLPTA certified NLP Practitioner
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
My normal rates are £40 per hour session for individuals and £45 per hour for couples. Concessions available where appropriate.
The first session is primarily for us both to check out that we are happy working together. We will talk about what brings you to counselling as well as discussing how we would like the sessions to be.
I also work for Help! Counselling for 9 to 25 year olds. This charity offers emotional support, counselling and therapy to young people across the South West. More information can be found at http://www.help-counselling.org.uk/
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Sessions available Monday to Friday. Some evening sessions available
Types of client