If something is bothering you emotionally it can feel difficult to know what to do about it. Just making the first step to finding a counsellor demonstrates your commitment to change, and is a big step towards feeling better.
In counselling, you are encouraged to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential and supportive space. You might have a strong sense of what is troubling you, or you might not feel so clear - either way we gently look at what is going on for you, and often this can give you a new perspective and greater insight into whatever is causing you distress.
You might come to counselling because you are struggling with a life event such as infertility, pregnancy or having a baby. Or you may come for a specific reason, such as:
- antenatal or postnatal depression
- infertility issues
- relationship issues
- sexual abuse
- suicidal feelings
My work is underpinned by current research and I believe that a supportive, trusting relationship is crucial to our work together. How I work with you will be unique to our relationship, and so after our first meeting it is important for you to decide whether you feel you can work with me.
Counselling is an investment in yourself and takes commitment, time and money. If you would like to know more about what it involves and whether you feel ready to invest in yourself in this way, I am very happy to chat further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a great deal of experience working with people with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement, grief and loss, stress, adult survivors of sexual abuse, infertility, pregnancy, birth and being a parent (both for mothers and fathers) and boarding school survivors.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means that I adhere to their code of conduct and ethics. I regularly attend relevant training events and conferences in order to deepen my understanding and keep up with current research.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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During our initial meeting, which lasts around an hour, we explore how counselling might help you and how we would like to work together.
Number of sessions: We discuss costs and whether short term (6-10 sessions) or more open-ended counselling would be best for you.
Cost of sessions: The initial session costs £35, and subsequent sessions cost £45 for a 60 minute session. I offer concessions for people on low income and students - please ask if you would like to know more.
Cancellations: If you need to cancel a session, if you contact me at least 24h before your appointment and we are able to reschedule within 7 days, there is no charge. Otherwise I may charge the full fee.
I prefer to work online via Zoom, which can be useful if you are unable to get out of the house easily or else have to go away for work regularly. I will use Skype, however I prefer not to since Skype is unable to confirm whether they record sessions or not.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work from 9-3pm and 8.15-9.15pm, Monday to Thursday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|