Human beings are social animals like no other, so isolation is painful. We are currently going through extraordinarily difficult times with many of us are going through enforced isolation. This does not feel natural and can be confusing and worrying. Contact with people is essential for good mental health and emotional wellbeing. It is also important that we stay grounded and not let 'magical thinking' take over, where our thoughts and imagination can get out of control. Talking things through with your counsellor or therapist can help you to manage anxieties at this time of uncertainty.
If you were thinking about having counselling or therapy to deal with issues in your life other than those that are coronavirus related then don't let the current situation put you off. Life and relationships go on and now is as good as any time to tackle them. I am still practising as normal, its just at the moment I am providing this therapy in a safe way online as opposed to face to face.
To give support to as many people as I can during these challenging times, I am offering online and telephone counselling and therapy at a reduced rate of £25 a session. There is no charge for an initial discussion, please email or call to arrange this.
I usually see couples and Individuals at my private practice in Cheltenham and Dartmouth. I offer therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy to help my clients overcome difficult situations and deal with feelings that are hard to process or face. My client centred approach enables people to regain their sense of identity and self-worth that very often is the key to unlocking personal growth and fulfilment.
We all have a life plan that is written in our early lives which can get outdated, leading to unhelpful thoughts feelings and behaviour - or feelings of being lost, confused angry or scared. The threads that are holding us back can cause repeated problems in our relationships or lead to anxieties that are not readily understood. Through learning to accept the full range of feelings I can help you to understand yourself better, improve decision making, update your life plan and make those changes so that you can start to live an authentic life. And become your true self.
I deal with the full range of personal and relational difficulties and specialize in the following areas:
- Couples relationship
- Family problems
- Trauma and loss
- Gender, sexuality and identity
- Feelings of low self-worth or seeking physical or emotional change
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (4 years)
Coaching diploma Warwick University
3 years' experience working with individuals and couples at Cotswold Counselling
10 years' experience working with parents and families in the statutory and voluntary sector
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Sessions are 50 minutes
Evening sessions available
What to expect:
I practice from a comfortable and relaxing room from my home in both Cheltenham and Dartmouth.
The first step is to contact me via email, text or phone to talk about what you would like to get out of counselling and check you are happy to arrange an introductory session.
Initial free 15 minute phone call
Introductory session at £25 for 30 minutes
Subsequent face to face sessions £40 Individuals and £50 couples
We will agree together what you what to gain from our sessions, and this will be reviewed at regular intervals.
I offer short term and long term Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am fully insured and my client practice is supervised by a UKCP registered supervisor.
You can contact me via email, text or phone call, please state your name and contact details and I will get back to you to talk about how I can help you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening sessions available
Types of client