I offer a safe, confidential space, for individuals and couples, to talk through difficulties and challenges that may feel overwhelming. Together we can explore how these may have come about and look at the options.
You may have a relationship issue or stress at work. You may have had a bereavement or are just feeling isolated and alone. You may be feeling depressed and anxious or you may be struggling with an addiction or another coping disorder.
I am a qualified counsellor and adhere to a professional code of ethics. I am non judgemental and supportive and will try to understand you and your situation, enabling you to get a clearer picture of the way forward.
It can feel scary and uncomfortable but with support from someone neutral and outside your normal world, it can be a relief just to talk and can be surprisingly enlightening.
I work from a quiet village location, which has good parking and is wheelchair accessible.
I offer short or long term therapy for individual and couples
I also offer supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BACP accredited professional qualification in Psychodynamic Counselling.
I have experience in counselling for a drugs and alcohol agency, a general counselling charity and a further education college.
Having worked for an agency delivering an NHS service under the IAPT scheme and seen GP referral clients ranging from 13 to 90, I have a considerable experience working with clients with a wide range of issues in both short and longer term therapy.
I have attended extensive further training courses including working with couples, psychosexual, beyond the dyad, sexual healing, abuse, depression and mourning, problems before and after bereavement, compulsive eating, relationships ending, working with trauma, body language and symbolism, love & hate, working with anger, dissociation, mindfulness, female sexuality, post traumatic stress, and shame.
I've also had some training in IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy).
My experiences personally, in and out of the home, before becoming a counsellor add to my empathy and understanding.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Please feel free to call me for an initial chat.
£60 per session for an individual and £80 for a couple.
£70 for sessions from 6pm onwards for an individual and £90 for a couple.
Fees for supervision available on request.
I also offer counselling by telephone and skype.
I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS (Data and Barring Service). I attend monthly supervision and maintain my continuous professional development.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible appointments available - daytime and evening - wheelchair accessible - quiet, discrete village location with parking
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Having many hours experience delivering IAPT and seen a very wide range of clients, I can offer informed and supportive supervision.View supervision profile