Working in a safe, confidential space we'll approach your dilemmas at a pace that suits you. With a certificate in coaching I am happy to work in a very focused way to deal with urgent issues quickly.
That said, therapy is one of the very few places left without goals and outcomes, giving you the opportunity to really explore and move towards a life that is productive, well-balanced and intelligent.
The majority of my clients work too hard in jobs they used to enjoy. Workplace stress is at epidemic levels but there are straightforward ways of finding equilibrium and pleasure in work and your private life.
The counselling relationship is unlike any other you will have experienced. You are given space to think for yourself. Clients consistently tell me that this is incredibly valuable because they can reach conclusions that work well for them rather than having to make do with what everyone else expects. Every session is bespoke: there's no one-size-fits-all 'solutions' to make you do anything. You may be surprised how much you might want that.
How long? You can get a lot of work done in 6 weeks. Many clients, having found therapy surprisingly useful, stay longer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited
- Professional Standards Voluntary Register
What I Offer
- Life Coaching
Specialist supervision for nursing, medical and associated staff
Where We Meet
- Face to face in my office
- Workplace stress
- Supervision for medical staff
- Balanced living
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals £100-£150 - Bolsover Street
Couples £120 - £200
Online work £60 to £120
One to one supervision for *low income* students - £45 for 1 hour.
£55 for 1 ½ hours.
One to one work with student therapists: please contact to negotiate.
Group supervision: £30 per person for 2 hours total (40 mins each. Group meets fortnightly.)
One to one supervision for qualified therapists,
average-income student counsellors and NHS staff: £70 for 1 hour.
£80 for 1 ½ hours.
I trained and worked as a nurse and a midwife in the 80's and 90's and now supervise nurses, midwives, medical and associated professionals and social workers who want to explore their practice confidentially, in depth and outside of a managerial context.
This work is, like all my work, confidential within the law and non-judgemental. The aim to to explore how you perform, improve on work that could have gone better and celebrate excellence.
My book, What To Expect From Counselling is available from Amazon.
Here are some reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Community Mental Health facility should recommend this book to new patients - and their families
By Darkhorse on 5 April 2016
At last! A book that explains, clearly and simply, what to expect when you are referred for counselling, or just want to refer yourself. This is something that many mental health professionals don't explain and the system can be a bit mind-boggling, especially when you aren't feeling at your most confident. Every Community Mental Health facility should recommend this book to new patients - and their families.
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick light read
By Mrs B A McDonald on 5 Oct. 2014
I enjoyed this book, it was light, quick and easy to digest.
I would recommend this book to anyone trying to get a good understanding of counselling from both a client and counsellor perspective.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
By Hilary Spong on 16 Sept. 2016
A very clear, easy to read guide to counselling. It answers the questions that you would like to ask, giving you a clear idea of what to expect before you start, so giving you the confidence to go ahead.
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Concise
By Mrs P Pitchford on 26 April 2016
Very useful book. I've had a bit of counselling before and still found this very helpful. Wish I'd read it sooner.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
For clients that want to begin the day feeling grounded I start work at 7am. Some Saturday morning sessions are currently available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
"It seems that whatever approach or method is used, in the end it is the quality of the relationship between supervisor and counsellor that determines whether supervision is effective or not.