I work from a comfortable and private central location in Stoke-on-Trent (Shelton), offering a range of appointment times.
What has brought you here? Is it a specific goal? Do you have a particular difficulty, day to day difficulties or big challenges? Are things going well on the surface, but there is something inside you that is not being expressed? Do you need some space to talk with a neutral professional?
I can help you understand your situation, explore your choices and transform. I am an experienced Psychological Counsellor and Coaching Professional who can give you time and space to examine where you are and help you get to where you want to be. Whatever your challenge is, whatever is important to you, I will listen. I will help you develop emotional and practical habits and skills.
I also offer Coaching; leadership coaching and life coaching (you can read about the Coaching service I offer on another website - please contact me for details).
I work with in the professional framework outlined by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines for Psychological Therapies / Good Practice and other guidelines such as GDPR. I also hold professional insurance.
A more extensive list follows, but please get in touch to discuss anything that might not appear on this page.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training, experience and qualifications are based in the following areas:
- Humanistic Psychology and Psychosynthesis (whole person psychologies)
- Leadership Coaching and other Coaching approaches
- Cognitive Behavioural Approaches
- Trauma informed support
- Understanding Change
- Person Centred approaches
- Access Consciousness
- More importantly - being a human too!
I have experience working with individuals and leaders in a variety of settings, an NHS Staff Support Service, the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Mind and Staffordshire Women's Aid. I have worked with people with many different experiences and from different walks of life. I have also taught psychology; from workshops to degree level.
Master's degree in Counselling Psychology (Keele University)
Pending - PG Diploma in Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching (Institute of Psychosynthesis)
Pending - PG Diploma in Stress Management (Institute of Counselling)
- Various other professional training days including Stress Management, Critical Incident Stress Management, CBT, Bereavement and Loss, Mindfulness, support after Abuse
You can find a detailed description of Psychosynthesis here: https://www.psychosynthesis.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/What-Is-Psychosynthesis.pdf
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
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The first 30 minute session is free of charge, so you can discover if how I work suits what you are looking for. Together we can establish what you would like and what would be most useful for you.
If you would like to work with me, sessions last around 50 minutes and can be weekly or a frequency that suits you. Confidentiality begins when you first make contact.
Students are welcome to contact me for counselling sessions. Having both been a student for many years, as well as having several roles supporting students, I am familiar with challenges students may face.
My fees for individuals are £35.
I do offer reduced rates for those in financial hardship.
I offer support to groups and teams in the workplace. I have created and delivered a range of workshops for staff so please let me know if you have a particular theme or interest. Relaxation sessions are often requested.
Please get in touch to discuss your needs via email or telephone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|