I specialise in anxiety, self esteem issues, depression, worrying and stress.
This might include obsessive behaviours and relationship issues, lack of motivation and direction, or a sense of dissatisfaction, confusion, despair or even hopelessness.
I became a counsellor because I felt trapped in these feelings myself for years and became very interested in the processes that changed them and how to feel more “normal”.
You don’t have to feel that it won’t or can’t change. It can with the right kind of understanding and approach, and finding the right kind of counsellor for you. Different approaches work for different people and I think my careful and down to earth perspective is a good one.
Good counselling changes your life for the better and is one of the best investments you can make. You don’t have to be dominated by your anxieties - taking the first step can be difficult, and that is what you are doing now. I will make it as easy as possible for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified and fully accredited with the National Counselling Society with an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am also qualified as a hypnotherapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- 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)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
So I can keep my fees low I do not use a consulting room.
My fee is £40 for a 90 minute session, so is really good value, but lower income clients enjoy a lower rate. Please let me know if cost is an issue.
My initial consultation is £20 and will be in a mutually agreed venue like a cafe in Canary Wharf to see if I am the right person to work with you.
Sessions can be in your own home, your workplace, at another appropriate venue or online using Skype or FaceTime etc.
I am a multi-approach therapist so work with a variety of counselling methods which will depend on your needs and preferences. Tried and tested processes like CBT can play a part but I prefer not to be too rigid. Behavioural, person centred and psychodynamic therapies will all play a part in my work with you.
My sessions are up to 90 minutes so there is not any pressure to finish after an hour. I find this has a lot of advantages.
I look forward to working with you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can do early, late and weekend sessions as well as normal working hours,
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|