118 Mount Pleasant Avenue
01744 634624 / 07586458324
My life purpose has always revolved around helping others move forward in their life free of any barriers that hold them back. Finding someone that you can trust and open up to who is there completely for you is a difficult task. I understand this deeply as I have been in that same situation myself. What I offer you is a place you can be your full true self without feeling judgment or criticism, a place you can feel safe to open up to look within and to explore what is weighing you down. I offer a free 30-minute introduction where we can meet, you can ask questions and see how you feel. You are free to leave at any point with no obligations.
I believe in being flexible and I am comfortable working in a way that best suits you and your needs. I typically work from home, however, I am more than happy to rent a room in a neutral location if you desire and I am also happy to see you at your own home (providing it is suitable). I am flexible with my working hours and I am happy to work with clients between 9 am and 11 pm any day of the week and year. I am also flexible with regularity for those who can not work at the same time and day week to week. I also offer flexibility when it comes to session length, a typical counselling session is 50 minutes from when you arrive. However, I am happy to work longer or shorter than this. I also believe you should receive the full amount of time for talking and to that end, I add a little extra time to cover the time to settle in, make a drink or fill in a form so that you get as much talking time as you paid for. I am located in the WA9 area and typically work 5/10 miles within this area.
What is counselling all about
There was a clever question once posed that sums up the benefit of counselling.
If you take a small glass of water and hold it out at arm's length. Ask yourself how heavy that small glass is. Not too heavy right? Now hold the glass there for 10 minutes and ask again. How about holding it there for an hour, a day, a week, a year, a lifetime. The weight of the glass does not matter, only how long you hold onto it. How long have you held onto the problems, issues, pain or concerns you have? Counselling can help by giving you the chance to put down the “glass”.
Counselling can be challenging as it is hard to open up and look within, so rather than worrying about how hard it will be to open up, ask yourself how hard has it been to bury your issue and then imagine continuing to bury it indefinitely. Looking at it like this it’s easy to see it will hurt more, in the end, to continue suffering. Contact me and start healing yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and trained person-centered counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work to their code of practice and framework.
I feel I was a counsellor (of sorts) long before I was professionally trained as such. Some may come to counselling as a career, I have always been one at heart. I grow up seeing the benefits my mother had on those she talked to and I inherited her passion for helping. I look back on over 20 years of experience talking with people exclusively to help them with problems, issues, trauma and concerns.
I spend a huge amount of time and energy continually growing, learning and developing my knowledge and awareness in order to better help myself and those I come in contact with. It is a rare day I am found not listening to or reading a book, talk or seminar on almost every topic relating to people and how we all interact.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I charge £35 for a standard 60-minute session. With discounts and other offers available.
We think nothing of spending a large sum of money for a holiday to feel good for a short time, however, counselling has the potential of making you feel better forever. If you are weighing up the costs then ask yourself how much your problem, issue, pain or concern has cost you already.
If you would like to know more about me and the way I work or maybe ask me a question feel free to visit my webpage where you can find more info and an easy contact form.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9 am till 11 pm any day of the year depending on workload and other commitments
Types of client