Are you feeling overwhelmed by your life's issues....Do you need help to make sense of things....Could you benefit from some time and space to be you....Now might be the time to consider counselling ...
I am committed to providing counselling therapy in an honest, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental way within a safe environment with the aim of enabling you to enhance and live your life to the full.
I meet with individuals and work within a short or long-term (open-ended) time frame and I hope to offer a facilitating environment for you to fully explore your difficulties at your own pace.
My training has included many contemporary approaches to counselling and although I favour the psychoanalytic route to therapy I try to integrate the many strands within the psychodynamic field to work individually with each client to address each persons unique needs regardless of age, class, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
Working psychodynamically means you will be encouraged to to talk about yourself, your feelings and emotions, childhood recollections and memories, relationships with family and friends and your dreams - in fact anything you want to share about your life and what it is to be you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had a variety of experience in working with people of all ages within different settings including a counselling agency, the National Health Service, schools and a bereavement charity.
I have gained the following qualifications:
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Theory.
Post Graduate Diploma (MA) in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
National Health Service 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (IAPT) trained and approved Counsellor.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am commited to continuing my profesional development and personal insight
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I believe it is important for you to find the right counsellor and therefore I offer an initial consultation at the reduced rate of £35 - with no commitment to continue.
At present I set my fee for each counselling session at £50 - £75 for couples
Concessions are considered for students, those on low income or unwaged
Each session lasts for fifty minutes and would ideally be arranged for the same time, and on the same day, each week.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I generally work in private practice midweek on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - my hours are flexible and availability can range between 8am and 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|