58 Ashburton Road
01689 850757 / 07950 621111
As an experienced counsellor I understand how important the support, empathy, safety, and non-judgemental character of the therapeutic relationship is. Working with the NHS through the IAPTS programme (improving access to psychological therapies) has given me experience of a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, experience of abuse, substance misuse, and trauma. I am also experienced in working with issues around bereavement from my work with St Christopher's Hospice.
I can provide both short-term and longer term counselling.
I work as an integrative counsellor, using person-centred and psychodynamic approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a CPCAB level four diploma in therapeutic counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per sessions.
Lower rates available for students.
I work in the belief that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is fundamental, whichever counselling approach in taken. With this in mind, I mostly work integratively, using person-centred and psychodynamic approaches.
The person-centred approach to counselling is rooted in the idea that we all have the potential for change and growth. If we lose touch with this capacity it is often because of painful and difficult experiences, because of the ideas we have about ourselves, or the messages that we have been given about ourselves. Working in a person-centred way can involve challenging these ideas and unscrambling the way we understand ourselves, to achieve a more authentic sense of who we are and what we can achieve.
The psychodynamic approach comes from the insight that we are all capable of behaving in ways that are unhelpful and sometimes damaging, for reasons that we do not understand. We can address this by bringing unconscious processes into our conscious awareness, something that can be achieved by exploring early experiences, relationships, and dreams.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|