If you are feelilng overwhelmed or are struggling to come to terms with something or someone in your life, and now is the right time for you to look for help, give me a call or email me - maybe I can help. There may be loss or change in your life, or perhaps you feel stuck in some way, unable to achieve what you want - and you are aware that you are holding yourself back. You may be carrying a burden from events and people in the past and present.
In our first session we will explore the issues that have brought you to counselling and the feelings you are experiencing. We will work towards understanding these feelings and experiences and introduce coping strategies to help you move towards more positive ways to manage negative behaviour and feelings.
I tend to often work with issues such as anger, self esteem, relationship problems, abusive relationships, anxiety and depression, bereavement and feelings of loss, personality disorders and low self confidence and I use different approaches to suit the individual needs of my clients.
As well as working as a counsellor and psychotherapist I use hypnotherapy with issues such as weight, stress and anxiety and stop smoking and exam nerves.
Training, qualifications & experience
Chrysalis Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy January 2013
A 3 year professional integrated course in different approaches to emotional problems (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Person centred, Psychoanalysis, Transactional analysis). This course is accredited by The Royal College of Nursing. Chrysalis is an organisational member of the BACP.
Chrysalis Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills 2010
BA (Hons) 2:1 in Sociology with History.
Volunteer placement as a Bereavement Supporter with Cruse Bereavement Care, helping people accept and come to terms with bereavement and loss.
I attend supervision every month and continue to attend the excellent training courses available with Cruse and other organisations.
Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society
Professional Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Special needs, Deal, Sandwich,
Fees are £40.00 per session, lasting approximately one hour
Fess for couples are £50 per session.
Counselling can take place at your own home or in my counselling room. If I travel to you I will charge £5 for expenses.
Evening appointments available.
When I work
Available day time and evenings.
I am from London originally, and have lived in Northamptonshire for nearly 30 years. I have always used counselling skills in my work which has included working with children with learning and emotional difficulties in schools in Northampton. I have also worked with adults with learning disabilities for twenty years, enabling people to work towards their individual goals, and sometimes helping them come to terms with what they can realistically achieve. In 2009 I graduated with a 2.1 from Northampton University in Sociology with History. When all the studying ended I decided to take a diploma in counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy and have worked using these skills ever since.
In August 2015 I moved down to Worth, near Sandwich. I continue to work as a volunteer with adults with learning disabilities and am spending all my available time designing and working on my new garden, and my new project - the allotment.