Counselling & Psychotherapy
07989 659 347
I offer short, medium and long term counselling and psychotherapy for adults. My therapy room is close to the centre of Long Eaton with easy parking and access by public transport. Daytime and evening appointments are available.
I work in a relational way that relies on building trust with my clients so that we can openly and safely explore the issues they bring to therapy. I believe that a good fit between a client and a therapist makes a difference to the outcome of therapy so I will always invite potential clients to have an initial assessment to see if we can make a relationship and work together.
I also work developmentally which means I aim to understand how our past experiences influence us in the present. Sometimes this means remembering or talking together about painful events or things that have hurt us in the past. I believe this can be healing and help us understand and potentially change unhelpful patterns we may have in our life.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues that can impact our sense of personal wellbeing or ability to cope with day to day life; difficult relationships with family or a partner, work stress, ill health, disability, parenting or caring, anxiety, panic, stress, depression, fragile self processes or experience, loss/bereavement, fertility, living through change or with addiction, trauma or childhood abuse. I have done research into the experience of panic and am developing therapeutic workshops on anxiety and stress. I often use mindfulness, awareness of bodily experiences, and emotional focus in my work. I have a personal interest in spirituality and personal growth in long-term therapy.
I can work with student and trainee counsellors/psychotherapists up to masters level.
Training, qualifications & experience
Msc in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Sherwood Institute Nottingham and Coventry
University). BA(HONS) Applied Social Studies and Social Work (CQSW).
I have previously worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist for the mental health charity MIND and a community counselling service in Beeston. I also currently work for the Wellbeing Clinic in West Bridgford where I see private, corporate and EAP clients for local borough councils.
I have undertaken recent training in a Gestalt approach to working with couples and relationships, 'Transgenerational Trauma', Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and 'Working safely and professionally with erotic transference and counter-transference' .
Before I trained as a psychotherapist I worked for over twenty years in the social care sector where I coordinated transitions and worked alongside young people with disabilities and carers.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£45.00 per hourly session for individuals
£75.00 per 90 minute session for couples
some concessions available
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss your needs or find out more about having counselling or psychotherapy with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client