I am an experienced, fully qualified person-centred counsellor, offering a warm, safe and confidential space where you will be listened to without judgement and where you hopefully can start to unravel whatever may be troubling you and has brought you to seek help. I have experience working with a wide range of issues and offer both short and long term counselling from a home/office in Dedham just outside Colchester.
We can often feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with everyday life or by past experiences that come back to haunt us. Or we may suffer a loss or trauma that we feel we just cannot bear. Working with you and being led by you, I will help you explore your feelings in a non-judgemental, respectful way enabling you to find greater self understanding and self compassion, allowing you to move forward in your life.
Contact: please feel free to email me if you would like to talk things through on the phone first, confidentially, to see if you would like to book an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons in Counselling Studies, University of Essex; Diploma Person-Centred Counselling, University of Essex.
As well as seeing private clients, my work also includes counselling at a local hospice where I see family members of patients as well as patients themselves and the bereaved. I'm a counsellor for students at the local sixth form college and also for a charity which provides help for parents. I have a wide range of experience with people of all ages and from all walks of life, dealing with many issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship and family problems, abuse, trauma, self-harm, low self-esteem and confusion, amongst others.
Additional Training & Workshops (Continual Professional Development) includes
Working with suicide; loss & bereavement; mindfulness; working with relational trauma & dealing with disorganised attachment; solution focused therapy; counselling at relational depth; working with older people; creative therapy. I am continually developing my professional practice through regularly attending courses and workshops; reading and research and regular supervision.
As a Registered Member of the BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£35 for a 50 minute session. Fees may be negotiated according to individual circumstances. A reduced fee of £25 is offered to student counsellors.
Free on-street parking is available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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