I am a qualified counsellor who works with Adults, Couples, Children and Young People.
Individuals - There are times in life when we can all struggle with the stresses and strains of modern living. Some people find that they don’t have the resources to be able to cope with these struggles alone. As a counsellor I can walk alongside you at difficult times, helping you to achieve clarity and make choiceful changes that will enable you to improve your quality of life.
Couples -There are a number of reasons why couple relationships can run into trouble, become stale or just plain boring! Without the help of a third person couples can find themselves going around in circles trying to find a solution. Couple counselling can be useful because it enables a third person to observe your relationship, noticing how you communicate and relate to each other. Counselling can provide a safe space to explore the issues that you find difficult to talk about. As a couple counsellor I can help you to address some of the problems you have in your relationship so that it can continue, or if you have taken the decision to separate I can help you to do this amicably.
Children and Young People - We read in the media daily of the many pressures and stresses that our children and young people are under. Unsurprisingly, some of them struggle to know how to handle these pressures. Counselling can help these children and young people negotiate through some of the challenges that they face. When counselling children and young people I often use a variety of different media such as art, craft, sand tray, music, worksheets, therapeutic games and emotional literacy cards. I find that these media often work well with the young people. Show me tends to work better than Tell me, enabling the young people to express themselves in ways that they may struggle with through the spoken word only.
Pregnancy loss - As a health professional with many years of experience working as a midwife I have seen first-hand just how devastating this type of loss can be. The plethora of emotions that can be experienced at these times can be quite overwhelming, and it is not unusual for men and women to cope with pregnancy loss in very different ways. I have undertaken specialist training for all types of pregnancy loss which enables me to provide you with the support you need at such a difficult time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling (University of Chester)
- BSc(Hons) in Health and Social Care (The Open University)
- Qualified Relate Practitioner in Couple Counselling (The Relate Institute)
- Certificate in Loss and Bereavement (Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy)
- Therapeutic Work with Teenagers (The Centre for Child Mental Health)
- Therapeutic Counselling Skills for Children (The Centre for Child Mental Health)
- Domestic Violence and Abuse: Assessment and Intervention (The Relate Institute)
- Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse (The Relate Institute)
- Mental Health and Couple Counselling (The Relate Institute)
- Group Skills (Theory and Practice) for Trainers (National Open College Network)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency (Britsh Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Adult Individuals, Children and Young people - £40 per hour
Couples - £45 per hour
Providing safe ethical care for my clients is important to me. As a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am, last appointment 8pm Friday afternoons and some weekends by prior arrangement