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I am straight-forward, supportive and informal - clients often say it was easier to talk openly about the difficult things than they had imagined. With over a decade's experience, I regularly work with clients who have had counselling before and return to get to the bottom of what has troubled them - be that relationships, family, work or feeling low for too long. We want you to gain the maximum long term results from the time and energy you invest in yourself. In online-only sessions we will draw on practical and theoretical insight, building compassion, and sharing ideas and the odd laugh.
I'm not perfect and I don't expect you to be. My goal is to see you move beyond current difficulty, strain or despair, to a way of life that feels better than you imagined - confident that you have defined your next chapter around who you really are, with boundaries in place and a clear focus on what works for you at home and at work.
After one session you will know whether I am the right counsellor for you. The relationship we build is crucial to how effective the counselling will be, and how much trust and support you think we'll be able to share.
My work is split between weekly sessions and intensive 3 day programs. For further information regarding the intensive programs please see www.gardengate.org.uk.
What I can help with?
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person Centred, Psychosynthesis, Solution Focused, Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal.
How I deliver therapy
- Online counselling - short and long term
- Time-limited therapy
Clients I work with
Adults and couples
I am a Counsellor, with a lecturing and business background and a life-long fascination with what makes people tick. I work with a very wide range of clients, live in a blended family, and know what it's like to ride the ups and the downs of life. I am an atheist/humanist who believes in people and an optimist who knows there are difficult times.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Certificate Number 062545
Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling, 2011 - Sheffield Hallam University
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling Skills, 2008 - Sheffield Hallam University
Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education - Sheffield Hallam University
Masters in Business Administration - Institute de Management Europeen des Affaires
Masters in Politics & Sociology - Edinburgh University
I am a Counsellor and Lecturer with a background in business.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Business decisions and strategy, work/life management.
Relationship breakdown, lone parenting, co-parenting.
Menopause, preparing for retirement, planning for change.
£70.00 per session
Concessions offered for
10% concessionary discount
When I work
I work Tuesday to Wednesday 10am to 4pm.
I offer regular weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly/ occasional sessions. For most clients weekly sessions are recommended at first, after which you can change the frequency to suit your progress with our work.
At times I have a waiting list, which I run in strict rotation.