Clacton On Sea
01255 220438 / 07773 322997
Sometimes life’s problems can get on top of us and we don’t know which way to turn. At these times it can be helpful to talk to a non-judgemental, empathic listener who can help you regain your sense of equilibrium and zest for life, so enabling you to see a new way forward.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who can provide a safe space for you to talk about your life and any issues you are finding painful, uncomfortable or confusing, in a setting which is confidential and free from intrusion. I will be there to help you understand your feelings and behaviour better.
Once you feel safe in our counselling relationship, this will enable you to look more deeply into the issues you are struggling with. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons. These reasons may include for example, breakdown in a relationship, bereavement, or the loss of a job. You may be feeling angry, sad or fearful, or have low self-esteem.
I am not there to give you advice but together we can explore difficult feelings and talk about your troubles so that you can find a way forward. You will be able to get the most from your counselling by saying how you are really feeling, being open and honest with me about how you are experiencing your counselling.
Whatever the issues are for you, counselling can help deal with specific problems, help improve your relationships, and develop more satisfying ways of living.
If you would like to discuss how counselling may help you, please contact me by phone or email.
Will I begin to feel better straight away?
Every person is different. It will usually take a number of sessions before you begin to see a difference. Very rarely, a single session will be enough. I can provide short term or long term counselling, ranging from six sessions up to however many you decide you need. Sometimes you may feel worse before you feel better as painful emotions are worked through.
How long is a session and how many would I need?
A therapy session normally lasts fifty minutes and the amount of sessions needed may vary with each individual.
Initially I contract for six weekly sessions, then moving on to what is called open time where you have control over how many more sessions you would like. This is done on a week to week basis. In this way you are always in control of your own counselling and may stop and even restart your counselling whenever you wish.
In my experience sometimes people will end their counselling sessions after a period of time but then return at a later date when they feel the need to have more.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such abide by their ethics and code of conduct.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A. (Hons) Counselling Studies
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
Diploma Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Continuing Professional Development
Currently awaiting confirmation of Masters in Jungian and Post Jungian Studies from University of Essex.
Seven Seminars on Jungian Theory and Practice. Peter Hood Jungian Analytical Psychologist 2016
Level 3 Award in Mentoring. Institute of Leadership Management. Essex University 28th October 2015
Christine Driver: Love in the consulting room lecture. The Stockwell Centre. 9th October 2015
Barbara Taylor: The Last Asylum lecture. The Stockwell Centre 17th October 2014
DASH 2009 Risk Identification and Assessment and Management Model. Colchester and Tendring Women's Refuge 25th April 2014
Mental Health Awareness Professional Development Course 12th February 2014
Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies 20th Anniversary Conference: Recent Developments in Psychoanalytic and Jungian Studies and Refugee Care. 23rd November 2013
Basic Jungian Concepts Course. Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Essex University October 2013
Patrick Casement: Knowing and not knowing in the consulting room lecture. The Stockwell Centre 27th September 2013
The Stockwell Centre Professional Development Group 18th April - 4th July 2013
Klein and Winnicott: A Comparative Conceptual Study of Psychic Pain. Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Essex University 2nd March 2013
The Revolutionary Unconscious: Social Upheaval and Social Cohesion. Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, Essex University 10th November 2012
Susie Orbach: What do we do when the body comes to therapy lecture. The Stockwell Centre 28th September 2012
Working with personality disorder KUF awareness level. The Institute of Mental Health 2012
Mindfulness workshop 20th November 2011
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
£35 per hour. Concessions are available to students and the unwaged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday