01227 709160 / 0780 0505 796
I offer short or long term counselling in a safe confidential space in a town centre clinic. I aim to see you for a first session within a few days of you contacting me.
I can provide help and support with a wide variety of issues including relationship difficulties, anxiety and stress, depression, bereavement, mid-career/life questions, adoption/fostering issues, and self development.
In particular, I have many years experience working with new parents and with post natal depression.
I offer a safe, warm and supportive environment to help you understand and work through the questions and issues that you are facing.I have a special interest in working with a person's biography or life story.
Sometimes looking at the past can be painful, but my aim will be to support you in our sessions as we do this together. Resolving issues from the past can enable you to move on and have a clearer perspective of the present problem.
My approach is warm, supportive and open. I have a passion for supporting people through change, towards self understanding, and for developing an emotional language that supports each person individually.
I work in an integrative way, which means I may combine different counselling styles in order to best work alongside you and help you discover ways to manage the issues that brought you to counselling.
As well as talking, we may work with painting, writing, or imaginative exercises.
I look forward to working with you, and helping you to identify what you want out of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Biographical Counselling, fully accredited by the BACP. (www.biographywork.org)
I have a Diploma in Art Therapy. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
I am a registered nurse and health visitor. I have also trained as a midwife.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £40 per hour. I will consider concessions on request.
I have worked as a health visitor/nurse for nearly forty years. In more recent years I have trained as an art therapist and counsellor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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