My counselling experience has extended over 30 years, which has included my being Head of Counselling at a major, local counselling charity. I also provide Supervision for student and experienced, fully qualified counsellors.
I can provide a safe place for you to talk confidentially about your concerns and feelings, come to terms with them and learn to manage them more effectively, so that life can become happier and less stressful. I aim to see you within a week of being contacted.
My counselling style is based on the humanistic model, but I use other ways of working when appropriate. The counselling can be short-term focused or long-term - whichever is more appropriate for you **.
People come to see me with a wide variety of concerns, as listed below. They include areas such as Depression, Loss and Bereavement, Relationship Issues (I see couples as well as individuals), Anger management and Trauma. For Trauma, I use EMDR - a widely used and effective treatment to help people let go of shocks and distress, both from the past and more recent present. This therapy is evidence-based and is approved by NICE (National Institute for Health Care and Excellence).
** A great deal can be achieved in just a few sessions. Deeper problems linked to past events may take long to work through, but past events are not dwelt upon more than necessary to gain an understanding of the cause of a problem.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKRC Registered Practitioner with BACP Accreditation.
1986 Diploma in Counselling
1991 Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
1998 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
2002 EMDR Level I
2003 EMDR Level II
Counselling Supervisor for an organisation that provides emotional support for carers.
Counsellor within the NHS.
Working for a number of Employee Assistance Programs.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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One full hour costs:
£40 for individuals
£50 for couples
There is no additional charge for the first session.
At the first session, I am prepared to discuss reduced fees for further sessions if necessary.
Arrangements for payment of Telephone Counselling can be discussed on an individual basis.
Relationship issues and Couples Counselling, for which I have given training workshops to other consellors, are among my specialities.
If only one partner chooses to come for counselling, it can still help to improve the relationship.
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Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
My experience as a supervisor extends over 20 years, providing supervision for individual therapists, both established practitioners and students.