Whatever you come to counselling for; a build up of daily stresses or major life event, I offer a non-judgemental confidential space where you matter and feel valued. I will help you reflect on what you are experiencing and look at ways you might understand your difficulties better. We will work together to help you find your inner resources and strengths, and help with whatever is holding you back from living life to the full.
My varied life experiences and dealing with adversity in my own life help me relate well in an honest and down-to-earth way.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Qualified to CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Creative Therapeutic Interventions, Person-centred / Client centred Counselling.
- Please take a look at the person centred counselling approach at the end of this profile.
- Trained for over 7 years in Counselling skills theory and practice.
- Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Care Level 3
- Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Supervision.
- Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Group work Facilitation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Major Life Changes
- Separation and Divorce
- Relationship issues / Past or Present
- Past experiences
- Low self-Esteem
- Lacking confidence
- Exploring who you really are
Also: loneliness, life transitions (such as career change, moving house/area, empty nest, new parenthood), work issues, low mood, bullying, loss, bereavement, spiritual exploration and personal development.
Appointment times and costs per session.
Individual clients: £50 per session. One hour.
Reduced fees for students requiring counselling as part of their ongoing training requirements.
Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday - Friday.
Weekend appointments are available in some circumstances if required.
Person-Centred Counselling (also known as “Client-Centred” or Rogerian” counselling)
This approach to counselling and psychotherapy sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. But this is inevitably blocked or distorted by our life experiences, in particular those who tell us we are only loved or valued if we behave in certain ways and not others, or have certain feelings and not others. As a result, because we have a deep need to feel valued, we tend to distort or deny to our awareness those of our inner experiences that we believe will not be acceptable.
The counsellor or psychotherapist in this approach aims to provide an environment in which the client does not feel under threat or judgement. This enables the client to experience and accept more of who they are as a person, and reconnect with their own values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources enables them to find their own way to move forward.
The counsellor or psychotherapist works to understand the client's experience from the client's point of view, and to positively value the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and genuine as another human being. These attitudes of the therapist towards the client will only be helpful if the client experiences them as real within the relationship, and so the nature of the relationship that the counsellor and client create between themselves is crucial for the success of therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|