7 Bishops Court
At some point, every one experiences difficult periods in their lives when problems may be escalating and becoming overwhelming, daily life might be more effort than normal or an unexpected event could be proving difficult to cope with. It is in these moments of adversity, sometimes it can feel as if there is nowhere or no-one to turn to for support. It is at these points that counselling can be beneficial as it provides individuals with a safe place to explore and gain a deeper understanding of the issues they are currently facing.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who provides face-to-face counselling to adults and adolescents. As each client is unique, I use an integrative approach within therapy. Rather than following one specific counselling theory, I incorporate aspects from a variety of theories, to ensure the support my clients receive is tailored to their own presenting issues rather than implementing a ‘one size fits all’ way of working. Collaborative working within sessions, allows a two-way process, where together, we can identify underlying problems and sources of hidden conflict, explore how your past experiences may be affecting your present and what areas of your life or aspects of yourself you would like to change. The counselling process is about allowing individuals the autonomy to find their own answers for their issues. It is my job to facilitate this by providing a non-judgemental space within which you have the opportunity to explore your issues, develop your self-awareness and acceptance of self and increase your robustness whilst I walk alongside you.
About Our First Session Together
Part of our first session together will involve an assessment process to enable me to obtain a better understanding of your issues. This will involve me asking about the reasons you are accessing therapy, gathering some information about your history as well as your current situation and what you are hoping to get out of the counselling process.
About Choosing The Right Counsellor For You
The key to success within counselling is building a relationship with your counsellor so you feel comfortable enough with them to share your story and to trust them with your fears, hopes and feelings. As decision about which counsellor you choose to work with is so important, I am available to talk via telephone, e-mail or text to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have to ensure you make the right decision for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- BA (Hons) in Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Levels 2 & 3 in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in Working with Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Rewind Trauma Therapy
I have been a practicing counsellor for 6 years and over this time I have gained a vast amount of experience of working with a diverse range of people who have experienced a wide range of issues.
I have extensive experience of working clients who are recovering from recent or historic sexualised trauma, this includes males, females and children and young people aged 11 upwards.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Sessions are £40 and are for 50 minutes, and usually take place on the same day and at the same time once each week. However, frequency and duration can be adapted to meet your needs and circumstances.
Payment is accepted by cash, bank transfer or PayPal.
I offer short term and long term therapy.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework, this includes attending regular supervision to ensure I practice ethically and safely.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have both day time and evening availability on Monday's & Tuesday's, and day time appointments only on Thursday's.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|