97 Cranbourne Drive
07583 545 848
Welcome to my page. I hope you find all the information you need here. If not, do send me an e-mail or give me a call. You may also find more information on my website.
I take a humanistic approach to counselling, so I believe you have the power to make choices, to change and to grow within a nurturing yet challenging relationship. The theory base that I use is Transactional Analysis (TA), which looks at what goes on in our behaviour, thinking and feeling, and how that affects our relationship with ourselves and with others.
TA is a very common-sense, practical approach which can help with recurring patterns and problems that somebody might experience, looking underneath the surface and helping with, for example, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
My counselling space is quiet, private and and safe. We would start with a free 30 minute discussion on what you need and and how we can work together. Further sessions will be 50 minutes. I am happy to see you short term or long term. The usual basis for short term work is 6 weeks.
We can meet on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday during the day, or any weekday evening, usually at the same time each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a full member of the BACP since February 2012 and abide by its code of ethics.
My Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis was awarded in July 2011. I also hold a BSc in Psychology which was awarded in 1999. I keep updated by attending training courses etc.
I am a voluntary counsellor in a bereavement service, where I have been for four years. I see clients there usually on a short term basis. I have also worked in a University seeing students for a variety of problems. Prior to that, I worked for a service providing a "listening ear" for two years.
I have a part time role working at a local charity providing advice, advocacy and support to unpaid carers, where I have been for six years. Prior to that I worked in the NHS for five years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My rate is £40 per 50 minute session. The initial 30 minute session is free.
Please call me, and if you get my answering service, leave a message or send me a text with your name and number and a convenient time to call you.
Alternatively, send me an e-mail, but please include your telephone number.
I will usually respond to messages within 2 days.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday and Wednesday 9.30am -2.30pm. Tuesday to Thursday evening appointments available. Saturday mornings may be available.