If you are reading this then you may be going through a difficult time or perhaps life has felt difficult for a while. You may feel stuck, not know which way to turn or, you may want to have therapy to gain a better understanding of yourself.
I feel it is important to say that most of us will struggle at some time in our lives either with current difficulties or with events from the past. Past events can catch up with us over time and make us feel low, anxious or both. This seldom means that we are mentally ill but it can make just getting through the days and weeks really tough. It can impact on us and on our lives in ways we had never imagined.
Difficulties can arise in our relationships, in our work, in our studies and in our play. We may stop doing things we enjoy, we may stop socialising and we may notice we feel more physically unwell than we used to.
It can be difficult to talk and share with family and friends. We may want to protect them or we fear they may advise us when what we want is someone to truly listen to us and understand.
Looking for therapy is the first step towards making some kind of change. It can feel daunting and it takes courage.
It is important to find a Therapist who feels like a ‘good fit’ who is right for you. I believe in the quality of the therapeutic relationship being fundamental to its effectiveness.
I am qualified and experienced Integrative Therapist who has provided therapy for hundreds of Clients and Patients within the Public and Charitable Sector over the past 10 years. I have worked with a wide range of people seeking help with a huge variety of difficulties.
I will not judge or advise you however I will help you explore the issues you bring to the sessions, enabling you to get to know yourself better, to perhaps see life with more clarity and I will do my upmost to empower you to make the decisions which you feel are right for you about your life. I will support you because I will be alongside you as we look at your life, I will be ‘in your corner.’
I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework and receive regular Supervision from senior and highly experienced Therapists.
I work using a range of theoretical approaches depending on the issues presented. These include Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis and Transpersonal models.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my Counselling training in 2005, though had considered it for many years. Having experienced some very difficult life events myself I have some awareness of how experiences can impact on us and recognise how therapy can be of enormous benefit in helping us move forward.
My qualifications and training includes
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling- Person Centred Therapy, Transpersonal and Psychodynamic.
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Certificate Introduction to Counselling
- Counselling for Depression
- Complex needs
- Acceptance and Commitment therapy
- Alcohol dependency
- Motivational Interviewing
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Pain
- Psychological support in Diabetes
- Living with Dementia
I engage in regular additional training in order to continue with my professional development and this has included CBT for anxiety, depression and working with Phobia and Obsessive compulsive disorder. Mindfulness techniques, stress management and sleep difficulties.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy which means my Therapeutic Practice is accountable.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Each Face to face Counselling Session costs £40 per 50 minute session.
Course/Group fees are variable depending on the course, therefore cost provided upon application.
As my Practice is located amongst beautiful countryside I also offer walk and talk sessions for those who are keen to combine physical activity and a connection to the natural world around us with their Therapeutic session. Some find this approach less intense than the therapy room.
In addition to Counselling I also periodically offer a variety of courses and small group sessions.
Please contact for further information if you are interested in either of these options.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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