It takes courage to ask for help, to believe you are worth helping. I can imagine just by looking at this page you may have done something you have never done before - stepped outside your comfort zone to see if maybe there is someone out there who you could talk to. Change is already underway.
So what now? How do you choose the right counsellor for you? You may have a clear idea who or what you are looking for. Certainly there are plenty of approaches and issues for you to think about.
But at the end of the day, after taking all these valid considerations into account, there is a simple question to ask yourself: when we sit together, do you feel safe, accepted and valued?
It has been my experience that real change happens when you feel truly heard. You talk, I listen. Not just to what you say, but how you seem. I offer my warmth, understanding and awareness to support, acknowledge and if appropriate challenge your view of yourself.
We are our own harshest critics; sometimes we need a caring voice to question how we have come to see ourselves as we do. The answers can be unexpected, but ultimately transformative.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB
BACP Individual Member no.364125
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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Each 50 minute session costs £40.
I have a number of concessionary sessions available for those on a low income
I have some evening appointments available
My life experience and training have led me to believe we each possess all the tools we need to survive and thrive. However life can throw challenges at us that result in these tools being damaged or lost to us. We become anxious, depressed, confused or angry. We don’t know why and we don’t seem to be able to move on.
Counselling offers us the opportunity to experience being really heard, opening up the channels to rediscover our emotional toolkit.
My approach to counselling is what is termed “integrative” which means I adapt my practice in response to you and your needs. You are unique, with thoughts, feelings and behaviours which are individual to you. I see my role as helping you uncover the tools you already have, as well as developing new tools that will support and sustain you through life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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