I am a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist who is registered by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), an organisation to which I value their ethical framework and work to their highest standard of practice.
I understand that life comes with its personal challenges which can be overwhelming. Relationships may be causing distress, anxiety or stress and can be damaging to your self-esteem. A bereavement may have left you numb, lost or angry. You may be depressed and not understand your need for isolation.
Whatever your situation, I am a therapist that offers a warm, caring approach to support you free from judgement as you gently explore your thoughts and feelings in a place that is confidential.
I have a specialised interest in trauma and use modern day techniques which assist in achieving enhanced self regulation which improves stress responses making positive future change reachable.
As I value the relationship as part of your healing process, I feel it’s vital in finding the right therapist so therefore offer a free initial consultation enabling us to meet and for any of your questions to be answered.
I appreciate it’s difficult to make the first appointment as it’s the first step in doing something different, I encourage you to make contact as you may find it will be the most effective decision you will make for yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
- First Class BSc Hons Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Level 3 Counselling Children
- Certificate in Counselling Young People
- Certificate in Safeguarding Children & Young People
- Certificate in Relational & Integrative Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Helping Children tell their stories
- Certificate in working with Metaphor
- Certificate in Children’s Emotional Well-being
- Certificate in Attachment Theory & Self Awareness in the Counsellor
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Childhood bereavement
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per 60 minute session
Reduced rates for trainee counsellors this can be discussed and agreed within the initial consultation.
I do offer some limited discretionary discounts for low income.
I take credit/debit card payments cheque or cash at the start of the session.
I work in the lovely surroundings of Staveley Hall. My room is in a quite comfortable area of the stable building where there is ample free parking.
I offer a free one hour introductory consultation where we can discuss what are your therapeutic requirements. As finding the right therapist is essential, it is a time you can find out about the process and decide with no obligation suitability in working together. It is also a good time to ask any questions.
Once agreed, we will agree on our contract and begin working together on a weekly basis on an agreed time and day.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Thursday and Friday daytime and evening appointments.
Wednesday daytime appointments.
Saturday morning appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|