I take an integrative approach to therapy and work predominantly within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on perspectives from other therapies to promote positive change.
The most important aspect of success in counselling is the relationship between us. I tailor the approach to your needs in collaboration with you so that ultimately you can become your own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving.
I understand that coming for therapy can be a bit scary or daunting, even if you have been before, meeting someone new can be challenging especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or out of sorts. Choosing to come for therapy is about caring for and prioritising your own needs, and allowing yourself time and space to think things through. I can help you cope with those painful feelings and distressing, upsetting thoughts, and together, we will find the solutions that help you.
I have AXA PPP Healthcare Professional recognition and am a recognised provider of medical treatment with VitalityHealth, Cigna and Aetna Global Benefits
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; BACP
- MBACP Private Practice Division and MBACP children and young people division.
- Post-qualifying, Level 4 Certificate in child counselling.
- Post Grad Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork, a C B T approach.
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills; Strathclyde University.
- Registered Nurse Qualification ( no longer practising)
I have further training in; Bereavement in schools, Emotional Literacy in Young People, STRADA (Misuse of Alcohol), CALM (Crisis, Aggression, Limitation Management), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training,) Child Protection Awareness, Working with People Using Alcohol and Drugs, Motivational Interviewing and Social Inclusion (Equality, Diversity and Human Rights).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Group therapy
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£40 per session.
£50 per couple.
I have AXA PPP Health Specialist recognition under the category psychologist /psychotherapist and am a recognised provider with VitalityHealth, Cigna and Aetna Global Benefits
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and BACP/PP, and BACP/ CYP
I have worked mainly in the caring professions for over 25 years, including 10 years of helping people with alcohol and substance misuse issues in one-one and group-work capacity
I have worked with children and young people in primary school and secondary school settings in one-one and group-work capacity. I also work with parents who have concerns about their children and help them find the best way to respond to their children.
CBT approach has proven successful in the treatment of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feeling sad, OCD and phobias. Therapy and counselling, in general, has helped many people with relationship issues, bereavement and loss, alcohol and drug misuse and various unwanted thoughts and feelings.
The combination of CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT), mindfulness and Neuro-linguistic Programming(NLP) provides a positive motivational approach with practical techniques to call upon in times of crises.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please phone/e-mail to discuss what times /days/evenings are most suitable for you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|