Hello welcome to my profile.
I am assuming the fact that you are on this website means that all is not well for you within certain aspects of your life. You are not alone, everybody runs into difficulties at some time in their life.
Perhaps you are having relationship problems, with a significant person in your life, some other family member or at your workplace.
Are you struggling with depression or anxiety trying to cope with every day life when it feels overwhelming? Sometimes its helpful to share your worries with an uninvolved person just to clear your thoughts.
It is possible that you are finding it hard coping with issues from the past.. Perhaps a painful or abusive childhood left you feeling unlovable or lacking in confidence. This may be affecting your relationship with a current partner or family, again it might help to talk it over with somebody.
About myself - I was a foster mother before becoming a counsellor and have been a counsellor and supervisor for 19 years, I work with individuals or couples. Friends say 'I say it like it is' (perhaps that is not always an asset) I use Skype for clients from overseas and clients that live some distance away
I hold a M.A. in Cognitive Behavioral Counselling, and am accredited by the BACP. I would say I have developed a more integrative approach now, sometimes using Person-Centred and Psychodynamic tools. I am a qualified PICT therapist sometimes working with visualisation if appropriate for abuse clients. This can help to heal the inner child, and as an added bonus -the client does not have to disclose personal details of their abuse during this therapy.
I have noted a belief among some clients who have not had counselling before, that they will be "told what to do". This is far from the truth. In fact my aim is to help you come to your own conclusions as to what is best for you. And if there are no straight forward answers, perhaps coming to terms with accepting that.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Consultative Supervisor (Dip)
Qualified PICT therapist
Accredited member of BACP
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couple and relationship issues
Anxiety/Stress - Anger
Unresolved childhood issues.
Abuse - physical,emotional,sexual.
Free half hour assessment
£30 per session dependent on income
We can negiotiate if you are on a low income
I have worked as a counsellor for 15yrs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor, I work individually and with groups.