At times we all have problems that worry us - sometimes problems that are difficult to talk to our friends and family about. I can help you look in a fresh way at whatever's bothering you and work with you to resolve the difficulty or help you find ways of coping.
I work with a person-centred approach, which means that my task is to listen in a very warm and accepting way, and not judge you or tell you what to do. We would work together to enable you to understand yourself better so you can make positive choices and decisions, and so find a way forward that is meaningful for you.
Sometimes three or four counselling sessions are all it takes for you to feel more able to manage an immediate concern - or the work may take several more weeks or months if you want to go deeper into things.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma of Higher Education in Person-Centred/Integrative Counselling (from the University of Gloucestershire) as well as a Certificate in Relationship Counselling. I'm also an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means that I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I'm also registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Over the years I have worked with many different individual clients and couples, and with a wide range of difficulties (check out the list below). Some of my work has been with life-limiting health conditions and learning/physical disability, much of which has involved looking at some big spiritual questions around the meaning of life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life-limiting health conditions (e.g. multiple sclerosis).
For work with both coupes and individuals, it's a good idea for us to have an initial meeting where we can get to know each other a little and begin to explore what your hopes and expectations are for the counselling work.
If we decide to continue working together, we'll arrange to meet for a set number of weekly counselling sessions. Then we'll review how things are going and you can decide what you'd like to do - bring the counselling to an end, agree to meet for a further set number of sessions or continue in a more open-ended way.
Sessions are mainly available during the day on but I can sometimes offer early evening appointments. All sessions last for an hour.
Initial meeting - individuals £20, couples £25.
Regular sessions - individuals £40, couples £50.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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