In today's uncertain world, it's unsurprising that so many of us become overwhelmed with anxiety, or weighed down by sadness. It is understandable and all too common that we spiral into negative thinking or look for unhealthy pacifiers to calm or dampen feelings that become difficult to control.
Working within the NHS and with a variety of counselling and treatment agencies, I’ve helped many people to overcome these challenges. By providing a safe space to talk, insight into behaviour patterns and strategies for change, counselling has allowed them to put less pressure on themselves and their loved ones and begin to look again at life as something to enjoy.
However, it’s not just my professional resume which allows me to help those struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement or addictions. The varied and often challenging times in my own personal journey are the foundations upon which my abilities as a therapist are built. Whilst it is essential as therapists that we understand how every person’s journey is different, experience has taught me that to walk alongside those coping with trauma, abuse or addiction, it helps enormously if you’ve overcome challenges yourself.
I should clarify that psychotherapy is not always about dealing with complex problems. A counselling session is also an opportunity to reflect and explore new perspectives and possibilities. A safe space where you will be not just listened to, but truly heard. A launch pad for a future of greater balance and contentment.
Studies have shown that as many as 85% of people felt a marked decrease in symptoms and an increased quality of life after counselling. These numbers go some way to prove what I see every day - most people begin therapy feeling bad and they leave therapy feeling better. It really is that simple.
I work in a warm, supportive, and accepting way, helping clients to unlock their own resources, find new meanings and identify solutions.
To set up a free initial assessment, simply drop me an email or give me a call. sessions after will be £50 per 50 minutes.
Due to Covid, I'm currently only seeing people via Zoom, Google Meets and Whatsapp.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor
- Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- CPACB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Accredited Certificate in Addiction Therapy
- Accredited Certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Accredited Certificate in Trauma Therapy
- Accredited Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 - per 50 minute session.
I also offer concessions depending on circumstances.
Please feel free to call or email to set up a free initial consultation.