I am very aware of the kind of pressures that people of all ages and backgrounds have to deal with every day. Each individual experiences life differently, and often have limited choices and problems both with their most intimate relationships and with much more global issues. I try to help people become more self-empowered and to understand the context, meaning and repeated patterns in their lives, in order to make the best choices and take the best actions they can. I am a creative and empathic integrative counsellor with ten years of experience as a counsellor in private practice, and working for specialist counselling services. I have worked with very many issues, and with people with mental health, learning, ASD, emotional/behavioural and physical difficulties. I have worked with children as an advocate, special needs teacher and as a counsellor. I can combine emotional and educational support for your child. I have worked with children and young people with moderate learning difficulties, autism, severe learning difficulties, mental health difficulties, specific learning difficulties, and emotional/behavioural issues, for over forty years.
I am able to help support families, to assess children's difficulties and needs, and provide both short-term and long-term support to my clients.
I have experience of counselling adults, both on a short-term basis and for much longer periods of time, and I have extensive experience of couples counselling.
I am also a counselling supervisor.
I use art therapy, play therapy, maps, metaphors, symbols and writing, as well as traditional 'talking' therapy', including CBT, DBT, Existential, psychodynamic and person-centred counselling in my practice.
I offer a safe, friendly environment, a pro-active and genuine counselling style, and opportunities for low-cost counselling and sliding scale of fees, at my home in South Norfolk.
I am also happy to telephone counsel and to counsel families where appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Matrix College of Integrative Counselling and have a diploma and an advanced diploma/BSC degree in Integrative Counselling, I have a background in teaching and the arts, and have worked with every possible age group, including children, presenting many different issues, and many of whom have disabilities or disadvantages.
I have been working as a private counsellor for many years and have specialised in working with people who have been, or are being, abused, physically, sexually, emotionally or mentally, people with eating disorders, people with depression and/or significant mental health issues, but have also counselled about many other issues.
I have attended many courses, including sandtray therapy, play therapy, arts therapies, safeguarding, Gestalt, and many more.
I am a qualified counselling supervisor and have worked in schools, charitable organisations and for employee assisted programmes as a counsellor for adults, young people, children, families and couples.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
I operate a sliding scale from £30 an hour to £50 an hour, depending on the financial circumstances of my clients.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
I am likely to be moving to a wheelchair accessible premises in the near future.
Most days, evenings, and some weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I trained as a supervisor with 'Off the Record' in Norwich.