If you are feeling anxious, depressed or finding it difficult to make social contacts there is no time like the present to think about the changes you could make. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space where we can work on understanding the situation you are in and how to make changes in your life. My aim is to help you un-ravel issues, relationships and thoughts you may be struggling with. I have experience of working in the NHS, schools and charities which provides me with an extensive range of understanding of mental health issues and the importance of accessing therapy as soon as possible.
I work mainly in an existential and phenomenological way but also use other main therapeutic approaches. I offer a confidential service and am able to work with people of all ages. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents (different settings including in school) over a 16 year period. This includes children with special needs (ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia; Low esteem, self harming etc), trauma, anxiety and bereavement.
I also work with individuals and families and have experience working in various settings including schools, hospital, charitable and private settings. I address many issues including, depression, anxiety, bereavement, social phobia, panic disorder, anger, self-harming and self-esteem issues.
CBT including Mindfulness: I have used these techniques effectively with children, adults and groups.
Parenting issues: I have worked effectively with individuals, families and groups (including workshops in school).
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Psychology * MA Education * BA (Hons)
- QTS and NASCO (Qualified Teacher Status and National Award of SEN Coordination)
- Dyslexia specialist (AMBDA and member of British Dyslexia Association)
- NLP techniques and life coaching
- Accredited Member of UKCP and BPS
- Member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA)
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
From £85.00 to £150.00
Concessions offered for
Counselling - individual £85 (50 minute sessions) Face2Face or Online Skype/zoom, phone
Children with special needs - £95 (50 minute session) Face@Face or online
We will usually meet on the same day and time for an agreed number of sessions or ongoing, depending on what you feel you need. In the initial session we can discuss whether short or long-term therapy would be most beneficial for you.
Face2Face sessions available or online (zoom) as well as phone sessions. The fee for online or telephone sessions is the same.
Cancellation policy: Inevitably there may be times when you need to cancel a session. However, the session is booked for you and will not be filled by someone else should you cancel near the time of the scheduled session.
The cancellation policy is:
- In advance (minimum of 48 hours) cancellation: no fee
- Cancellations within 24 – 48 hours: £20 admin fee
- No attendance/cancellations within 24 hours – full fee
Times available vary. Please request availability. Monday -Friday
Extensive experience of working with children including use of the 'Zones of Regulation' and self harming.