I describe myself as an Integrative Therapist as I use a powerful blend of the most effective therapies to enable you to make the changes you want. In 2007 I started my training as an NLP consultant and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. This ignited a strong interest in helping people to make positive changes and in 2010 I obtained my certificate in counselling in Llandrillo College in North Wales.
In 2011 I started seeing clients and was astounded at how effective this type of therapy is in helping people to turn their lives around and start achieving their goals. My commitment to my clients and also to my own personal development to gain more skills and experience, led me back into studying in 2013 and I enrolled on a diploma course in integrative counselling. The models I trained in include, psychodynamic and person centered counselling, gestalt therapy and CBT. I am registered with the BACP and strictly adhere to their framework and guidelines.
As an integrative therapist I use a wide range of counselling skills, together with hypnotherapy and NLP to help bring about change. I have always been interested in psychology and how the subconscious programs and conditioning from our past affect us in the present. I am passionate about helping people to achieve harmony and happiness in their life's and to realise their potential. I specialise in working with:
- stress and anxiety disorders
- Relationship and family problems
- depression and phobias
- habits of addictions.
My clients come from all walks of life, however they all have one thing in common in that they want help to change. Some of the issues that people seek help for are listed below.
- current life crises such as breakdown of relationship
- retirement or loss of job
- stress related illness
- anger management
- low confidence and self esteem
- habits of addictions.
- life changes
'Its good to talk' a phrase that was coined by the actress Maureen Lipman in BT's award winning telephone commercials in 1990's and it is a phrase that is also the basis of counselling therapy. Talking about your problems to someone who will listen and appreciate and empathise with you, enables you to start to open up at a deep level inside and start the process of acceptance, change and ultimately healing.
How can I help you?
The skill I bring as your counsellor is to be totally present with you, to listen without judging and to ask the 'right ' questions that will help you understand yourself and create solutions and new goals that will help you create the changes that you want.
What to expect at a first session
I work in a flexible way and during our first session we will talk about the issues that have made you seek therapy and then work out a goal plan for therapy. A first session will often be a double length session and may include relaxation techniques. It is a time to start exploring issues and create some goals for your therapy. .
Further sessions will normally last about 55 minutes at weekly intervals or as agreed at the first consultation. For many clients about 5 - 8 sessions will be enough however progress is monitored regularly and more or less sessions will be agreed on depending on progress. Sometimes just one session will enable you to start making changes.
I offer you years of experience together with commitment and a passion to help you overcome your problems and create a harmonious life balance and the goals and dreams that you want to achieve.
I always aim to offer a safe comfortable environment where you will feel relaxed and valued. I am registed with the BACP and adhere strictly to their guidelines. Complete confidentiality is assured
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to answer any questions you may have and help you make up your mind about whether this therapy is right for you. I also offer a 30 minute consultation in my office if you prefer to come and meet me. There is a £20 cost for this.
Training, qualifications & experience
Integrative Counselling Diploma
NLP Advanced coaching certificate
NLP Practitioner Training
Registered with the BACP
Registered and trained therapist with the 'Alcoholic to Alchemist' organisation
Registered with the general hypnotherapy council
I have been working as an NLP coach and Hypnotherapist for many years and look forward now to seeing more clients for counselling therapies. The therapies I use include person centred, psychodynamics, CBT, Gestallt and NLP. I adhere strictly to the principles and ethics as promoted by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling and Holistic Therapies can really help with so many issues and life problems. If your concern is not listed please feel free to contact me for a free consultation by phone or in person to see if I can help you.
- Initial consultation consultation by phone. Free of charge.
- 30 minute personal consultation £20
- Single Sessions: £45.00 approx 1 hour
- (longer or shorter sessions can be arranged as appropriate and are charged pro rata of hourly charge.)
- Face time or telephone sessions can be arranged.
- A deposit of £10 is requested in advance of each session.
- I request 24 notice of cancellation of a session otherwise full payment will be requested.
Payment can be made in cash, credit or debit card, PayPal
I know that approaching a Therapist can sometimes take courage and I would like to assure you that you will always be treated with complete confidentiality, empathy and respect.
I will always offer you all my total commitment and experience to help you overcome your problem issues and to start to create the life you want.
"I look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to take that first step!"
Some recent client feedback
- You helped me to relax and I found it easy to talk about and understand my problems better. you helped me to motivate myself and set a new direction. Thank you Ann
(from a client suffering with work stress and life change problems)
'my sessions with you helped me to relax more. I feel more confident now and am sleeping better. all my family have noticed the changes and I am so pleased I came to see you. (Client who came to me for post traumatic stress
I feel so much calmer now and more in control of my anger. The relaxation techniques work really well and I can recognize irrational thoughts better. In fact I have recommended you to all my family! Thank you.
- we enjoyed our sessions with you Ann. We feel it helped us to open up and appreciate each other more. We are now getting on so much better now. Thanks again.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently offer therapy Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Weekends and evenings from 6.00pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|