I offer individual counselling to children and to adults.
My core training is Person Centred counselling, which is the basis for all the work I undertake and is based on empathy, honesty and being authentic.
In addition to counselling sessions, I offer relaxation classes, bespoke emotional well-being sessions, and consultation and training in mental health for schools and nurseries.
Each client is accepted and valued as himself or herself. I offer a confidential, safe place where you are heard. This is time to explore problem areas in your life within a non-judgemental, open and trusting relationship. The aim is to help you to understand yourself more and to reach your potential, perhaps finding resolutions or developing coping strategies.
My counselling sessions take place in strict confidence, and I remain impartial and non-judgemental. I aim to develop a relationship of mutual trust, empathy and challenge. The therapy room is a safe space in which you are able to share the load of whatever it is that is preventing you from feeling in control of your life. I have worked effectively with many different individuals, presenting with many different issues, and I will always allow your specific needs to inform the way we work, introducing techniques or suggestions to help you to understand and find a solution to your situation. Together we can begin to understand why you are struggling, addressing the way past situations, relationships and events may have impacted on your life, and finding practical ways of dealing with stress to improve the way that you feel.
I believe that we all hold within us the answer to our own problems and that the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is a unique and powerful one, which can lead to the resolution of issues in a lasting and effective way. The personal strength which comes from finding your own solution can remain with you and be drawn upon in the future.
In accordance with the BACP's guidelines for on-going professional development, I have regular supervision, and regularly engage in CPD activities.
Training, qualifications & experience
PGDip in Counselling & Psychotherapy
18 years experience in the fields of mental health and education.
Previous roles include third sector counsellor for CYP IAPT, primary care mental health worker for CAMHS, Virtual School wellbeing co-ordinator.
Training in attachment, Autism in girls and women, bereavement, creative counselling, parenting support and perinatal mental health.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£40 per hourly session.
Discretionary discounts are available for students and those in receipt of benefits.
EAPs/Insurers/Healthcare & Wellbeing organisations - please enquire for pricing
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9am - 2pm; Tuesday 9am - 12pm; Wednesday 9am - 7pm; Thursday 9am - 8pm; Friday 9am - 2pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|