You are probably reading this because despite trying everything you can think of, you are still experiencing difficulties that you are unable to resolve by yourself. It takes a lot of courage to seek out help, and the feeling of sharing personal experiences with someone that you do not know can feel daunting. It is therefore important for you to find the right person to help you.
My approach to counselling is to offer you space away from your daily life so that we can focus on you. I will be curious to understand how you are feeling, in a warm and non-judgemental way, so that you can gain some understanding and acceptance of who you are. My role will be to help you become more aware of yourself, which will lead to helping you resolve the difficulties that have brought you to seek out therapeutic help.
If you are having challenges with your relationship, I can see you at the same time. Together we can explore your relationship to identify what isn’t working and what is working well. This process will help you develop a better understanding of your relationship as you find new ways of communicating with each other.
If you would like to book an appointment, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on 07851479765. I have appointments available during the day and evening.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction).
I have experience working as a counsellor at the NHS.
I teach counselling at a local college and university.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If, like me, you have dyslexia you may relate to some of the following:
- Finding difficulties in filling out a form
- Forgetting people’s names
- Feeling clumsy in a social situations
- Not organising your time well
- Feeling different
- Not quite getting things right
- Feeling slow and stupid
If you experience these things it is likely that you hide or compensate for your difference. Perhaps you avoid social interactions, do a job that is too easy for you, or find excuses to avoid tasks that involve reading or writing.
Since we attempt to hide and compensate for our difference, people with dyslexia are less likely to be promoted at work, less likely to attend further training and education, and more likely to experience depression and low self-esteem.
What makes it more challenging are the many myths that exist about dyslexia. Common myths, for example, include the idea that dyslexia is something that only affects children; dyslexia only affects the ability to read and write; and being dyslexic is associated with low intelligence. It is these myths that we need to battle with each day.
Spending time in counselling exploring the social and emotional impact of dyslexia will help you gain control of who you are, rather than let dyslexia define who you are. You will gain more confidence, believe in your abilities, and find your own voice. Ultimately, instead of hiding and battling with who you are, you will begin to be proud of who you are.
I can offer sessions over video conferencing if you’re unable to meet me in Eccles, Salford.
£30 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available for a range of times throughout the week.
Types of client