Hello, I hope you let me have the opportunity to work alongside you. I understand that you have landed on my page because you are looking for somebody who will help you to make sense of what may seem like a senseless situation, relationship or past event that seems difficult and overwhelming for you right now.
I have been told by past clients that I have shown care and patience that has helped to guide them to finding a less critical voice which is more accepting of themselves and others.
It can seem difficult to know who to talk to without feeling some sense of failure and possible shame, that you have not been able to do what others may seem to be able to do so easily.
Embarrassment may stop you from wanting to talk to friends and loved ones or you may feel that you are not understood by those around you. This can increase a sense of isolation or loneliness creating more anxiety and possible depression. Having a counsellor who can be empathic and genuine to talk to can help empower you to connect to those that you love in a more meaningful way helping you to view situations differently. Counselling can help you to gain a greater degree of self-awareness, self-esteem and understanding for yourself and who you are.
I studied counselling using an integrated model from different therapeutic schools that were found within the Therapeutic Relationship by Petruska Clarkson. I also work creatively as there are times that words can be difficult to articulate the way you might be feeling. Therefore using creative materials such as sand-tray, drawing and music can help to reach deeper levels of awareness.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling
- FdSc Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I can work with you on a short or long-term basis, being led by your needs and requirements. For those who work variable shift patterns arranging counselling can sometimes seem difficult to maintain, options can be negotiated as I understand the difficulties experienced in trying to attend a regular appointment.
For those with different abilities my office has lift access.
I can also organise home visits, please ask as I am happy to consider your needs in making appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
Lifts from street level and car park level are available to the office.
Types of client