11 Gandy Street
I am an Integrative Person-Centred Counsellor, offering individual therapy. I am able to use skills of several counselling approaches to try and find the best way of working with you and your issues. I will offer you the opportunity to talk through your problems face to face, you will then explore your feelings and begin to accept your own emotions.
By reaching out, you are already taking the first steps towards understanding more about yourself, why you feel the way that you do and how too move forward and make those feelings feel better, be more positive and live a healthier lifestyle.
Being an Integrative Counsellor means I tailor my approach to each individual using several models of Counselling, including The Integrative Theory of Self. I offer you confidentiality and a safe space to be "just you". I offer compassion which is very humanistic and not robotic: you can be You with me, but also You to you.
If talking becomes too much, we can switch and get creative. I want our relationship to be comfortable yet professional, in a place where you can be yourself and be OK with that.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with individuals struggling with stress, bereavement, depression, mood and eating disorders, self harm(ing), histories of abusive relationships, sexual assaults and harassments.
As well as individuals who are struggling with addictions, homelessness, low incomes; Isolation from being single, a single parent, a widow, adapting to retirement or sexual orientation. I have seen individuals who struggle within the farming environment, family heritage or with their religious belief.
The safety within the therapeutic relationship, creates a safe space for learning new strategies and being aware with others but staying true to ourselves.
All these experiences have highlighted to me, the need for more therapeutic support, for vulnerable individuals rather than a solution (fix it) base. I found offering a practical approach to difficult behaviours, soon gave way to a path of healing and acceptance.
There may be times when you feel overwhelmed or even slightly challenged, but honestly - it is only when you can identify a past or present trauma, you can come to terms with its affects and start the process of moving forward with your life.
I volunteer for two charities, one is focused on feelings and suicidal thoughts and the other is religion based, offering support to individuals who are homeless, have present or past addictions, or have a wide range of mental health issues.
- Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Level 3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies.
- Level 2 - Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Level 1 - Intro into Counselling.
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
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- 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
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
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The cost of a session is £50.00 per sixty minutes + travel expenses of £0.45p per mile.
Payments can be made by BACS, Paypal, Cash.
No credit is offered.
I am a individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work within the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. In accordance with BACP guidelines, I will honour the trust placed in me by the client, will respect the client's right to be self-governing, will commit to promoting the client's well-being, avoiding harm to the client and will strive to treat all clients fairly and impartially without discrimination or judgement.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have no set rota when I work, I am available every day of the week. I try to work and make appointments when you are free to see me.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|