I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering help for individuals and couples. I work in Carlisle and Penrith at present and have daytime and evening appointments available. My work is always tailored to personal need so there are no restraints on the number of sessions you may have. We will agree together how many sessions you require based on your needs and expectations, and this will be reviewed regularly. Individual work is usually weekly or fortnightly.
For couples, my approach is more structured to reflect the needs of the work. I offer courses of around 8 sessions which may be spread over a number of months to allow you to practise using your new knowledge about how to relate to each other.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have Diplomas in Integrative Psychotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Counselling and I am a member of the Humanistic and Integrative College of the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
I work integrating a variety of treatment styles in order to tailor my treatment to the individual. This may include psychoanalytical, psychodynamic, CBT, bodywork, Gestalt, and relational/ developmental approaches. I work in a person centred way so that together we can explore your difficulties both in the here and now , and the life story that may lie behind them.
I work with people experiencing grief, depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self harm, gender dysphoria, sexual violence, domestic abuse, personality disturbance, caring responsibilities, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, eating disorders, panic attacks, workplace conflict, OCD and relationship/sexual difficulty.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are
£45.00 (50 min session) Individual
£70.00 (90 min session) Couples
Our initial meeting session is at a reduced rate in order so that we can decide if we are suited to work together.
£20.00 (50 min session) Individual
£35.00 (50 min session) Couple
I am happy to discuss concessionary rates for those on a low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is limited parking available on site, however there is free disc parking close by or access to council run car parks within walking distance.
I have appointments available between 9 and 7 Mondays to Thursdays.
Types of client